August 30, 2013
HAPPY 56th Birthday, Malaysia
August 31, 2013 is Merdeka Day to commemorate 56 Years of Malaysian Independence. Congratulations to all and let us hope we can become a truly free and united people. We need no slogans and other fuzz words for that. We need to trust one another and never allow politicians to destroy the trust and goodwill among us.
Trust is a sacred but fragile attribute and the gel that binds our people . If we allow racism and religious extremism to take root in our country, we on the road to self destruction since we would have destroyed that bond in our plural society by playing the politics of race and religion.
On this special day, let us remember the men and women who had worked hard to build the foundations for our nation and defend our Freedom, and honour them by working even harder to preserve racial harmony and goodwill among all Malaysians, at home and abroad. Happy Merdeka.–Dr Kamsiah and Din Merican