Tuesday, September 02, 2008
(meant for posting on 31 August, obviously delayed)...."Do you want to raise your children in Malaysia?" mom asked me. I kept mum. "What happened to your plans about going back to Australia?""Well, I did visit the migration agent.." said I. "Is it money? We can help you with that," she interjected. "We'll see," I told her. "How long do you want to wait? Till the country collapses in the hands of people who run the show?" .... Dad, who is in Indonesia, sent me a text message on the morning of the 31st. "MERDEKA! Even for someone my age, Merdeka is no longer special. I wonder what is it like for people your generation. Have a good weekend!"....I'm still here, in KL, in Malaysia, at home. And dad, I stand corrected. We may not have been there in 1957, but 31 August reminds me that Malaysia is still a young nation. We, young Malaysians, I, still hope that race and colour will not stand in our way of progressing as a nation. 31 August is still special because it shows that there is hope for a better tomorrow. Happy 51st, Malaysia.
Posted by Doreen at 5:18 pm