Friday, September 16, 2005

The Error of Celebrating 48 Years of 'Malaysian' Independence

It pained my heart.

Buntings and banners everywhere shoved it down our throats. Fourty-eight years of Malaysian Independence. What a joke. Forgive me for being politically correct, but isn't Malaysia is only 42 years old? American citizens, while celebrating the Fourth of July did not let it slip from their minds that it was the day the original thirteen colonies declared their independence. Sadly for us Malaysians, that is not the case.

The Americans can be forgiven for they do not have something like our Malaysia Day. But for us, we have it. Then why 48 instead of 42? We have something specific, by all means remember it, celebrate it.

Happy forgotten Malaysia Day.

Matthew Anderson Lockhart
0934 20050915Fr
An abandoned classroom.

P/S: Salute to earthnic, laine and suanie for remembering.


totoro said...

Selamat Hari Merdeka, Malaysia! :)

NSDS3HvLDjJd said...

Same to you totoro!