DEFEND your country's sovereignty 'till the last drop of blood, says the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in his Warriors Day 2008 address via RTM1 last night.
He said the exemplary conduct and sacrifices of past soldiers in defending the religion, race and country should be a source of inspiration and an example to present day soldiers.
"Although our country believe in peace and harmony, and have good ties with other countries, we still need a strong security forces in meeting threats to the country's sovereignty," he said, adding that the people must appreciate the undivided loyalty of the security forces as their sacrifices had created a peaceful and prosperous country.
However Tuanku, our country is becoming a laughing stock. Our politicians are clawing at each other. Sodomy, regarded by Islam as one of the most disgusting element, is being toyed around. Cross-accusations of murder, graft and other non-Islamic wrongdoings are widespread.
Defending the country should include upholding its good name, the judiciary and serving the rakyat without bias. We salute the army and other security forces for their loyal service but who is safeguarding the country's integrity, morale and dignity?