Saturday, August 21, 2010
The eroding patriotism...
I felt like an alien while taking a drive around the capital city yesterday. So many eyes were on me, as if I was committing a crime. Why? I was (perhaps) the only one hoisting the Jalur Gemilang on my car. A few minutes later, I saw another national flag hoisted on a garbage truck.
Just 10 more days to National Day and it has been almost two weeks since the government launched the 'Kibarkan Jalur Gemilang' to encourage Malaysians getting more patriotic about their own country.
Nope! Things are not like 10 or 20 years ago when Malaysians really took part in it. What's happening here? Are Malaysians losing their sense of belonging or just couldnt care less about Hari Kebangsaan? Or they rather save their money on a RM1 flag but spend a few hundred ringgit on other things (like wine and dine), just like taking a long drive in order to avoid paying a 50 sen toll?
And how many of our kids and the younger generation today can recite Rukun Negara and understand it?
Poor Malaysia! You are being forgotten...