Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Merdeka 2012

While driving today, I heard an old song on the radio titled “Saya Anak Malaysia”. Tomorrow is our Independence Day (Merdeka Day).

Though as a nation we attained political freedom 55 years ago from our colonial master, there are many other freedoms that we have yet to win: freedom from poverty, deprivation, and the bane of corruption at various levels. What price political freedom if it doesn't include freedom from inequality, injustice and exploitation?

May we look forward for a better Malaysia as we celebrate this 55th Merdeka. In the pursuit to be a developed nation by 2020, let us not forget our principles of nationhood (Rukun Negara). Let us be reminded that this principles starts with the first fundamental principle that is "Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan" (Belief in God). It is important to establish this first principle right because the Bible says in Proverbs 9:10 (NLT) "Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment".

This Merdeka, I am glad to say - "Saya Anak Malaysia. Saya Anak Malaysia yang percaya kepada Tuhan"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

There is a first time for everything!!

Yesterday we went to a Stage Comedy show at Penang Performing Arts Center. First time ever going for such show like this. The show titled "Indian Lawyers! Saints or Serpents?" is a tongue-twisting Malaysian comedy about the seemingly magical powers of Indian lawyers.

Serious Comedy studios have a history of creating sharp, witty insights into the idiosyncrasies of Malaysian culture and they hit the nail on the head once again with Indian Lawyers! Saints or Serpents. It was 90 minutes full of entertainment and good acting bythe small cast of four comprises of Malay, Chinese and Indian... the true Malaysian "Muhibbah" spirit.!!!

The play spins an amusing tale of a Chinese man who will only settle for an Indian lawyer after he is accused of a terrible crime, witnessed by a young Malay man. The story follows the build up to the trial and the defendant’s desperation to get an Indian lawyer to defend him. All Indians are supposed to have the power to “speak Indian” and make you doubt yourself despite being one hundred percent certain before any question, so the obvious career for most should be a lawyer! The show is definitely worth viewing.