Tuesday, December 26, 2006

NEGARA KU

Another Interesting fact that I would like to share, is the National Anthem ‘NEGARA KU’, not that many of us are not aware about this fact I want to share, but, probably not given much attention to it.

We can sing this song anywhere, anytime but have we ever explored the real meaning of the words?

The National Anthem is a song that’s being taught and will be taught to every one of us – to be accurate 24, 385,858 (as at 24th August 2006) citizens of this country.

How many of us are living by it?

Even if they are, are they practicing it?


NEGARA KU

OH MY MOTHER LAND
THE LAND WHERE MY LIFE BEGAN
WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN HARMONY & PROSPERITY
WITH GOD-GIVEN BLESSING & HAPPINESS
OUR KING REIGN IN PEACE


I attended an International Public Relations Festival in New Delhi, India in December 2005. I and my colleague from the Institute of Public Relations of Malaysia Mr. Thomas Samuel represented the Association and the Country at this festival.

25 countries and more than 500 Public Relations Practitioners attended this Festival and I was given an honor to present a paper title ‘Public Relations in a Plural Society’.

In that paper, I clearly mentioned that there are 2 unifying factors or shall I say the foundation for the unity in Malaysia and that they are:

NEGARA KU
RUKUN NEGARA


It was after that, every one else in Malaysia was talking about Rukun Negara. I am not claiming that I am responsible for the government to implement the campaigns to instill the values of RUKUN NEGARA. But, I am glad that my thoughts were along the same line. Infact, my colleague Mr. Thomas Samuel on numerous occasion has mentioned to me that, I said the right thing at the right time.

The privilege which was accorded to me to represent the paper in that august audience is infact a honor not only for me but for all MALAYSIAN INDIANS.

MY Views.. Let’s go back to the basics, lets not just only sing the National Anthem and read Rukun Negara, but, lets lead a life by practicing it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Born as a tamilan, die as a tamilan!"
change that line to "Born as a MALAYSIAN, die as a MALAYSIAN!"
lets instill the spirit of our nation in every indians of MALAYSIA..be proud of our country guys...we are not 'kattans' in this country..we are the 'nattans'.this country belongs to us too..
-Chubby-

mandelism said...

hmm...as what Miss Yasmin Ahmad said in Gubra
"bagai cinta satu arah " ;)

novinthen said...

Chubby , which country u living at? Malaysia or USA?

Wannabe Malaysian konon. Piirah!

What Nation r we talking abt ? Nation which is systematically for the last half century stepped on us?

Nation which is systematically killing our people with trigger happy PDRM for last 50 years?

Nation which is systematically destroying our culture , language , temples and every single piece of thing which relates to Indians for the last freaking 50 years????

And u want to be Malaysian First ? Tell u what , only u will tell that. Keep on claiming that till cows come home coz no other soul will do that!

Ask any Muslim whether he is a Malaysian first , or Malay first or a Muslim first ? ...

Ask questions unto ur self first , then u shall get all the answers

PKamalanathan said...

Dear Chubby,

I like your spirit. We are all 'NATTANS' here, but then, not many people think like you and i do. But, when we begin to think like that - there will be issues that will distract our hopes and thoughts.

We must make sure, that we dont let our tradition and culture fade away. As long as we hold close to our culture and tradition - we will continue to live in this country - with dignity.

PKamalanathan said...

Dear Mandelism,

To me Yasmin Ahmad is a liberal malay. There are many people like her out there. They need to speak out more.