MANY WAYS TO SHOW
AUG 31 will mark the 60th anniversary of Malaya’s independence, while Sept 16 will be the 54th commemoration of Malaysia Day. These occasions enable Malaysians to rekindle their patriotic spirit and foster interracial harmony, which are vital for nationbuilding.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied display or show of emotion, but a lifetime commitment.
The love for our nation should not germinate and grow only in August.
On the contrary, we should keep the love strong, and take pride in our nation.
These two events should bring people together for a common goal, which is unity in diversity.
Malaysia can be a role model for the world if we can respect and celebrate our differences.
Differences of opinion are a fact of life. It is not our differences that cause disunity, but the intolerance of such differences.
I always believe that being a Malaysian does not make anyone less a Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan or Iban.
Malaysians should accept each other as Malaysians and should