Friday, August 31, 2007

50th Years of Independence

Logo by: Nor Azian A. Hasan

Today, Malaysia is celebrating 50th years of independence.

May all Malaysians continue to live in peace and harmony and have a fair and equal chance of success.

A happy birthday to Malaysia!

Some Questions for Malaysians to ponder
  • Do you appreciate the meaning of Merdeka?
  • Are we more united after these 50 years?
  • Is everyone really being treated fairly?
  • Are we experiencing a brain drain? What are the causes?
  • Is there really a fair opportunity to education, employment and business?
  • Why is there still discrimination?
“Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.” - Clarence Thomas

"Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." - 1 Peter 3:8-9 (NKJV)

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FL Sam said...

Although we are celebrating our 50th years of independence, Malaysia still have long way to catch up.
Unity wise, I doubt we are as united, just the same if not worse. In schools, the kids are still mixing around their race.

Treated fairly. No. As long as NEP and Bumiputras is there, there will be no fairness. We are should just be Malaysians.

Brain drian: definitely. We read about the article about accountants prefer working in Singapore, China, Hongkong as the pay is so much better.

With corruption still rampant, we will need to root this out if not minimise it.

WaterLearner said...

May your Nation celebrate on this good day!

Happy Birthday Malaysia!!!

Sam Chan said...

Hi FL Sam,
I totally agree with you that although it has been 50 years of independence, Malaysia is still not progressing very well in many areas especially in the area of unity. There are lot of signs that shows deteriorating in unity and harmony. Besides, crime rate has shot up at alarming rate.

Many local Universities did not managed to produce good qualifying doctors, engineers and other professionals compare to the other countries. Besides, those that are really good are leaving the country.

Well, pray that those that are in the position where they could assist the country to do well will be granted the necessary Wisdom.

Thanks for your valuable thoughts.
Best Wishes to you, FL Sam.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for your wishes.

Lillie Ammann said...

Congratulations to Malaysia on its anniversary.

Sam, I am recommending your blog in my Blog Day 2007 post.

J@n!ce said...


Have an enjoyable LONG WEEKEND...:)

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surjit said...

My best wishes to all Malaysians.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lillie,

Thank you for recommending my blog. I really appreciate that.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Thank you, Janice.
True! long weekend but more busy that usual...

Sam Chan said...

Thank you Surjit for your wishes.
Many Blessings to you.

Life Reflection said...

Happy Birthday Malaysia!

mr fong said...

Wow, have a great day...I was in malaysia when Spore celebrated national day :)

Sam Chan said...

Many thanks for all the wishes!

Thanks Life Reflection.

Thank you Winston.

JesseTheCat said...

Happy Merdeka to all Malaysians, hoping for many more years of peace and prosperity for all.Interesting post Sam, I learnt a little more about Malaysia!I love the biblical quote from Peter, its so deep and meaningful! Happy day further,and enjoy the weekend and the celebrations too. :)

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Jesse for your wishes!
All Malaysians need that - years of peace and prosperity!

I am glad you had learned a little bit more about Malaysia from this post.

Best Wishes to you, Jesse.