However, in countdown to our 55th Merdeka celebration tomorrow, I notice a positive and inspiring jotting about an issue - PM's offer to DAP Lim Kit Siang to sit next to him at Bukit Jalil on August 31st nite.
While most of the comments were either sarcastically written to reflect the 'hate Malaysia', 'hate BN' or 'hate the Malays' mentality of Mkini supporters, one or two really are just too wise to ignore.
"I think if DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang believes that he is a true Malaysian and rejoices in the spirit of Merdeka, he will not miss the opportunity to stand with the government leaders on this auspicious occasion and show his supporters that he is also a patriot.Yeah, why not? Its our Independence Day that we would celebrate. Why must one politicise it?
Or maybe Lim Kit Siang and the other opposition leaders are afraid to be seen sitting with the prime minster, afraid of being labelled as traitors by their supporters like what happened to former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa.
How to progress if you have members and supporters who are such shallow thinkers?"
Malaysians - the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sikhs and others - were one when the country fought for Independence from the British. They didn't take politics to that extreme back then but worked hand in hand against colonialism.
Politics aside, we share the country. Either we are with the ruling party of not, we shoulder equal responsibility in protecting the interest of the nation. Unless we are ready to surrender it to the foreign forces again!
And also read this comment:
"The Merdeka celebration has already been hijacked by Umno through the adoption of Umno's election slogan as the National Day theme.This is the reader's personal opinion but it shows how he/she and people of similar mind don't understand what Merdeka is all about. And these are the type of people who would sell their soul and country to the devils.
What a blatant use of public money for BN's disgraceful re-election effort. Better send a cow to sit between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Information Minister Rais Yatim.
This will keep everyone reminded of how relevant cows are to the Merdeka celebration this year."
The cows probably got better brain than them...!