Cong Xi Fa Cai to all our Mandarin friends

February 8, 2013

Cong Xi Fa Cai–The Year of the Snake

Cong Xi Fa Cai--2013

We wish all Mandarin friends and associates at home here in Malaysia and around the world Cong Xi Fa Cai. All the best and let us make the world a better and more peaceful place.

Although Asian astrologists have not given 2013 a thumps up, we of the human race must persevere to make it a good one. To some extent, we are masters of our fate.

For us in Malaysia, 2013 is an election year since rumours in Kuala Lumpur have it that GE-13 will be held at the end of March. The campaign season which began in 2009 with our country on auto-pilot since has entered its final phase.

We await to read the manifestos of both UMNO-Barisan and Pakatan Rakyat and scrutinize their list of candidates for the national and state elections. Please decide wisely and choose a government that genuinely listens to, and serves us well.

GE-13 promises to be a hotly contested one. But that is normal in adversarial politics. But once elections are over and the outcome is known, we must accept the newly mandated government and work to support it, holding it fully accountable for its decisions and actions. That is democracy and good citizenship.

Dr Kamsiah and I want a government that fights corruption, uses our money to benefit the entire nation, and makes our streets, work places, schools, shopping malls, and our homes safe. We need competent and honest Ministers in the new Cabinet who are imbued with some idealism and the will to do what is right and do it right to take the country towards its goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020.

In the Year of the Snake which is supposed to be a very challenging one, let us start thinking we are Malaysians, not “pendatangs” and “kafirs” on the one side and “sons (and daughters) of the soil” and  believers on the other. Let us act as proud,  hardworking, honest and self-reliant people. We can accomplish great tasks and overcome challenges, only if we do it together.  A House divided cannot stand. All the best to you. Cong Xi Fa Cai–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

11 thoughts on “Cong Xi Fa Cai to all our Mandarin friends

  1. Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who are celebrating the Lunar New Year!

    This includes the Vietnamese, Koreans in their respective countries and all MALAYSIANS of mixed Chinese and non-Chinese parentage (Sino-Indian,
    Sino-Kadazan, Sino-Malay)!

  2. Wish all Malaysian Chinese Gong Xi Fa Cai, Koong Hei Fatt Choy, Keong Hee Huat Chye whichever dialect you are! Have agood one and Yummmmmmm Sengggggg! Be good and do good and the year of watery snake will also be good to us hehe….

    And to bloghost YB Dato Din Merican and his lovely co-host Dr Kamsiah, happy holidays and thanks for hosting a wonderful forum site for sharing and discourse on things important for us Malaysians.

    Good weekend everyone….

  3. Is there a race called Mandarin? I thought Mandarin is one of the dialect spoken by the Chinese race and the official language of The Peoples Repupblic of China. Mandarin is also a type of orange, isn’t it? Sorry, I am a Melayu. Correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, to my Chinese fellow citizens, Gong Xi Fa Chai.
    I prefer to use Mandarin (a person of culture) to Chinese. It is a matter of personal choice.–Din Merican

  4. Happy Chinese New Year to all those celebrating this chinese cultural festival. Gong Hey Fat Choy and lot and lots of Ang Pows I wish you!

    many thanks to the bloghost and his better half for their contribution towards making Malaysia a better place for malaysians.

  5. Guys & Gals & Din et co,
    Happy Chinese New year! Hope that all of you enjoy each other companies through chinese new year visit

  6. Gong Xi Fatt Ta Cai to all Malaysians…Mandarin or Chinese come in one…and we Chinese appreciate greetings from all divides, esp Dato Din
    Maybe I am sentimental. I have great respect for the Mandarins of the Tang and Ming Dynasties who hold to ideals of Confucius.They were men of high intellectual calibre and moral character. I prefer to use Mandarin for this purpose.–Din Merican

  7. Thank you Dato, wish you and family happy holiday. And same to all who read & comments on Dato blog posting Kiong HEE Huat Chai (hokkien) .
    It was great to see you at KPGA recently. Keep reading, writing and sharing. –Din Merican

  8. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks|

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