Letter from founding father Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj to Orang Asli in 1959


What people feels about Mahathir?

***Mahathir helm for 23 years, bagged the epithet of “Papa of modernization of Malaysia”, as if Malaysia will not modernize without him, all the while promoting racism and nepotism, destroyed judicial independence, stripping the rulers of their power, installed tons of white elephants that made Malaysia ostensibly shiny but hollow between the ears. 

***Then he came back and destroyed Malaysia’s only viable political alternative to BN rule (ok not to deny the alternatives are kind of bunch of crooks themselves to begin with), in the process inadvertently catalyze the marriage between Umno and PAS, pushing the country towards greater intolerance. If all these are just done for money and glory he would have walked away because he had already bagged so many. But no, all these are done to satisfy his itch from his marginal personality disorder and none for the good of the country and its people, which makes it even more heinous. What do you think?

***He is the main reason for Malaysia's political instability. If it is not because of his issues with Anwar back in 1998, I think we can still become a better country. Mahathir is the reason why we have political corruptions in our country, because he allows corporation to fund his election and win election for his own benefits and he is still expecting his other successors to follow his way. Hence, he was never in a good relationship with any of the PMs after him. 

***He came to campaigned for PH candidates for the last seven by-elections. All of them lost. That tells a lot about how Malaysians now hate him. The strange thing is that, despite losing by elections seven times, all using the same rhetoric of slandering Najib Razak, he still thinks he is great. 

***He was loved which allowed for his return as a PM. But, he had not performed upon his return and now had reduced influence.

Why Tunku Abdul Rahman hate Mahathir

As the battle between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Dr Mahathir Mohamad rages on, Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia has revived an old interview of the latter's spat with the country's first premier Tunku Abdul Rahman.

The Malay daily had on its website a link to a YouTube video of an interview which was believed to have been recorded in 1988, in which the Tunku recounts Mahathir's open letter against him.

In the 1969 letter, Mahathir had blamed Abdul Rahman for that year's May 13 racial riots, a move that analysts said effectively killed the latter's political career and forced him to resign.

"I was hated by all Malays, hated by all the government officers, the Malay soldiers, police and so on.

"It was clear that the goal was to make everyone hate me, to get rid of me and change the Malayan administration.

"He (Mahathir) said I was pro-Chinese, I did things for the Chinese, all sorts of things he said. His treachery was evident," the Tunku had said in the interview.

He added that his only course of action was to sack Mahathir from Umno.

"But if it was him (being the subject of the letter) he would have surely acted as he does now (in 1988) and put everyone in jail," he said, in reference to the crackdown now known as Ops Lalang.

It is not clear who had originally recorded the interview with the Tunku but other excerpts of the interview were first uploaded on YouTube in 2009.

Utusan, in its article, said Mahathir's actions had destroyed all of Tunku's hard work for the Malays and country.

The spat between Tunku and Mahathir played a pivotal role in Malaysian politics.

Mahathir's attacks against the father of Malaysian independence led to his resignation in 1970, and the ascension of Abdul Razak Hussein.

It was Abdul Razak who coaxed Mahathir back into Umno and later brought him into the cabinet as Education Minister in 1974.

History repeating itself?

Mahathir said his gratitude towards Abdul Razak, was why he backed the latter's son Najib to become prime minister.

Mahathir is now one of Najib's most vocal critics and has even quit Umno to form his own movement - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) - in an effort to oust the premier from office.

This itself appears to be a repeat of Mahathir's history with the Tunku.

Abdul Rahman had been a vocal critic of the Mahathir administration.

When Umno was dissolved 1987, the Tunku, together with the country's third premier Hussein Onn joined Semangat 46 instead of Mahathir's Umno Baru.

Neither Abdul Rahman nor Hussein rejoined Umno. Both of them passed away in 1990, six years before Semangat 46 dissolved, with its members rejoining Umno.

Malaysia: A Mid Life Crisis


Malaysian political crisis in a nut shell

The 2020–21 Malaysian political crisis is an ongoing political crisis in Malaysia. It has been caused by Members of Parliament (MPs) changing party support, leading to the loss of parliamentary majority and the collapse of two successive coalition governments.

In February 2020, developments commonly nicknamed the Sheraton Move (Malay: Langkah Sheraton) oversaw the ousting of the elected Pakatan Harapan government and the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, after he had ruled the nation for 22 months. The Pakatan Harapan government was replaced with the Perikatan Nasional government under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin

Political instability continued after this change throughout 2020 and into 2021, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This culminated in the resignation of Muhyiddin and his cabinet in August 2021 after 17 months in power. Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed as Prime Minister a few days later.

The crisis started when several political parties joined forces and tried to form a new government by claiming majority seats and support in the Dewan Rakyat, the lower chamber of the bicameral Parliament of Malaysia, without going through a general election. 

They accomplished it through the withdrawal of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) from the Pakatan Harapan coalition and through the support of several MPs from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) led by its deputy president Azmin Ali who left the party. The prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, resigned as a result.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Abdullah of Pahang, then met with all MPs and political party leaders to gauge their support for a new prime minister. He ultimately appointed the president of Bersatu, Muhyiddin Yassin, as the eighth prime minister. Muhyiddin then declared his coalition government as Perikatan Nasional.

Four states; Johor, Malacca, Perak and Kedah also experienced changes in the respective state governments as Perikatan Nasional gained majorities in the separate state legislative assemblies. The Sabah State Legislative Assembly was dissolved, triggering the 2020 Sabah state election. Perikatan Nasional won the election and formed state government with Barisan Nasional and United Sabah Party.

Political instability continued after the change in government. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim announced he had majority support to form a new government in September 2020, but this did not materialise. Malaysia declared a State of Emergency in January 2021 amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, suspending parliament and all elections until August. 

The declaration attracted political controversy; a number of MPs from major coalition party UMNO withdrew support for the government in disapproval, temporarily leading to a minority government and destabilising the coalition. 

On 8 July 2021, the President of UMNO announced that the party had withdrawn support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic although others in UMNO later affirmed their support, splitting the party and putting the government's status into question. 

Parliament temporarily reconvened in late July, but expected debate over the emergency measures was blocked, and was then suspended again when COVID-19 cases were detected in the building. 

Despite this, opposition MPs attempted to enter parliament on 2 August after the State of Emergency ended, but were blocked by police. After losing majority support and attempts to regain it were unsuccessful,Prime Minister Muhyiddin and his cabinet resigned on 16 August 2021. Four days later, UMNO's Vice President Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed prime minister by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after receiving support with the most MPs.

Man struggles for help at Covid-19 ward, dies after being ignored

SUNGAI PETANI: A frail old man crawls on the floor, reaches to a bed as he tries to stand up but soon collapses – with no one coming to help.

That is the scene, supposedly from a hospital ward in Kedah, that has gone viral, causing an uproar among netizens. 

The man is said to have been left on the floor unattended until he breathed his last 40 minutes later.

In a series of videos, the feeble man was seen trying to stand up by holding on to a bed stand of another patient, in what appeared to be a Covid-19 ward.

The video then abruptly cuts to the man lying on the floor motionless, with his urine bag on one side. The incident is said to have taken place in a government hospital, given that all other patients around him were in green gowns typically used at such a facility.

An accompanying message claimed that another patient had alerted a nurse on duty, only to be told to “check whether he was alive or not”.

A message also read that the man collapsed and lay there for 40 minutes and no one had come to help. The man was apparently declared dead later.

A Kedah health official told FMT the matter was being investigated and more information would be given later.

FMT has also contacted the Kedah health committee chairman Dr Mohd Hayati Othman for comment.

Meanwhile, a doctor who claimed knowledge of the incident said it took place at the old Sungai Petani Hospital which has been turned into a full Covid-19 facility.

He said the patient was likely in a category three to four ward – where those with lung infections and requiring oxygen supply were treated.

He said the present protocol required all medical staff working in the ward to wear full protective clothing before entering such a facility and one could not attend to the patient right away.

He said it was likely the patient had stopped using the oxygenator, leading to hypoxia or lack of oxygen in the blood.


Kabul Airport Attack +video

 More than 100 people were killed, including at least 13 U.S. service members and 90 Afghans, at the Kabul airport Thursday when two blasts ripped through crowds trying to enter the American-controlled facility, disrupting the final push of the U.S.-led evacuation effort.

A suicide bomb attack at the airport’s Abbey Gate was followed by an assault by gunmen, officials said. Another bomb attack took place nearby, at a hotel outside the airport, officials said. Eighteen U.S. service members were injured, the Pentagon said.

The attack marked the deadliest day for the U.S. military in Afghanistan since 2011, and came just five days before the Biden administration’s deadline for the complete military withdrawal from the country. The military expects more attacks, Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters.

President Biden on Thursday evening said he was heartbroken by the violence and vowed to retaliate for the attacks, while promising to continue evacuation efforts.

“We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Mr. Biden said in remarks at the White House. He said he had instructed his national security advisers to develop response plans to the attack.

KB Bersatu Youth Division Member Was The One Who Assaulted (Now Dead) Ipoh Condo Security Guard

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran has demanded that the assault charge against a man be reclassified as murder following the death of a security guard on Aug 28, eight months after he was treated in the hospital.

The lawmaker urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation against Noor Azhar Muhammad who was charged in January under Section 335 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt.

"On Dec 29, 2020, Thava Sagayam (above), 64, while on duty was violently injured by a guest staying at a condominium in Jalan Yang Kalsom, Ipoh. Apparently, the guest was angry that his child was prevented from using the swimming pool which was closed.

"The deceased was admitted to hospital for the injuries sustained and was bedridden for more than seven months until his untimely discharge and subsequent death," Kualasegaran said in a statement.

Noor Azhar's profile has been circulated on social media showing that he is a Kota Bharu Bersatu Youth division member. Perak police confirmed the individual was previously charged in the case.

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran

Kulasegaran said as the victim has succumbed to his injuries, the deputy public prosecutor should instruct a thorough reinvestigation and reclassify the case as murder.

"The aggressor is apparently on bail. In view of changed circumstances namely the death, the earlier case in court need to be withdrawn and the aggressor possibly charged with murder," he added.

Kulasegaran said this case is also a reflection of a larger moral issue of the powerful, failing to comply with established rules and procedures and tendencies to act violently against the weak when ego needs are not met.

"Violence is all around us. We should not and cannot but condemn this unnecessary and innocent death," he said.

In a statement yesterday, Perak police chief Mior Faridalthrash Wahid said the security guard died on Friday due to a lung infection.

"Based on this new evidence, the police will refer the investigation paper on the case to the Perak deputy public prosecutor's office for further instructions," he said.

Mior said the incident, which was captured by CCTV recordings and gone viral again recently, happened on Dec 29, 2020, and the police had opened an investigation under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

Noor Azhar was charged at the Ipoh Magistrate's Court on Jan 6 under Section 335 of the Penal Code and was scheduled to be mentioned again on Sept 9 for sentencing.

Meanwhile, Kulasegaran said DAP will provide legal aid for the family of Thava.

"The victim’s wife E Philomena, 59, has now approached us to assist in the court matters and see that appropriate justice is dispensed. The DAP will provide necessary legal assistance for the family," he said.

Singapore’s bus depot clusters rise, serious virus cases stay low

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s count of daily coronavirus cases remained above 100 for the seventh consecutive day amid a surge in clusters at bus depots, testing its resolve to use one of the world’s best vaccination rates to continue reopening the economy.

The city state reported 147 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infections yesterday, according to the data released by the health ministry, making it the seventh straight day where cases remained above 100.

That level, about 26 cases per million people, is high for Singapore though well below levels seen in neighbouring countries like Malaysia and Thailand.

Adding to the rise in recent days are Covid clusters that have been found at eight local bus depots, totalling 229 cases, according to health ministry data compiled by Bloomberg.

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a speech on Sunday said it’s no longer possible to reduce Covid-19 cases to zero, even if the country locks down for a long time, adding that the country will reopen “cautiously and progressively”.

Lee said that while cases have risen in recent days, the number of “seriously ill” cases is stable.

“It is important to maintain this, so that we can continue to ease up, and especially to reconnect Singapore with the rest of the world.”

Serious cases stay low

Just 19 people in Singapore have serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, according to health ministry data, while five cases are in critical condition.

Most of the 441 cases in area hospitals are people who are “well and under observation”, the ministry said.

About 80% of Singapore’s population is fully vaccinated, the highest proportion of any country with more than 1 million people according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

There’s evidence the mass vaccination rate is reducing the strain on hospitals.

Though the fully unvaccinated represent just 17% of the population, they account for more than half of serious cases in the city state.

More than 9% of the unvaccinated people who contracted Covid in Singapore over the last month became severely ill, requiring oxygen, intensive care treatment, or ultimately dying.

Vaccination helps limit chances of getting infected, and for those who do, the rate of serious cases plummeted to just 1.3%.

Sinopharm roll-out

Singapore this wek launched another Covid-19 vaccine, the Straits Times reported, with private health care providers seeing high demand for jabs from Chinese vaccine maker Sinopharm.

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are the city state’s primary vaccines, and account for nearly 8.7 million doses administered.

Vaccines approved under the World Health Organization’s emergency use listing like Sinovac, and now Sinopharm, are available under a special access route via private medical providers.

About 166,000 doses of those have been provided in Singapore so far, the ministry said.

IHH Healthcare Singapore, which operates hospitals including Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth, said demand for its Sinopharm jabs was oversubscribed, while Raffles Medical and other private healthcare providers also reported strong demand, according to the Straits Times.

Singapore also plans to allow certain groups of non-resident foreign sea crew to be vaccinated, according to a joint statement from four government bodies yesterday.


Voters need to teach politicians a lesson by ensuring that they do not win with a huge majority,

 “We need politicians to come to their senses.”

Which is why he has kickstarted an initiative, literally called “Split Your Vote” or “Pecahkan Undi Anda”.

By doing so, it would force political parties to join forces to form a government as none of them would have secured an absolute majority.

Umno and PAS formed a pact after Umno lost power in the last general election, an alliance which was never thought plausible before.

The fractured political scene “needs to be accelerated”.

“We need to break them up some more. 

Such an alliance, would mean the politics in the country has matured.

And it would also compel them to come up with better “doable policies” which, in the long run, could also mean a brighter chance of being re-elected.

“They need to realise that it is their unworkable policies which lose votes. They can only win big by listening to the people and changing the policies,” 

The notion that splitting votes could lead to MPs being bought over by rivals aiming to form a bigger bloc, saying “the more broken up it is, the more expensive of an exercise it would be for potential suitors”.

Push for votes to be split comes in the wake of another movement, called “Pangkah Burung”, which aims to disrupt the country’s political scene and course-correct democracy by pushing more independents to contest general elections.

Votes to be split was also inspired by Israel’s political scene which saw Zionist political parties form an alliance with an Arab party following four elections in two years without a clear winner and the desire to oust longtime prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“When you cannot win big, you have to sit with people you don’t like and you are forced to think why you could not win a huge chunk of votes and assess what you have done wrong,” 

Historical facts of Malaysia national day

 31 Aug 1957 Malaya Independence day.

22 Jul 1963 Sarawak independence day 31st Aug 1963 Sabah + Singapore independence day 31st Aug 1963 originally scheduled Malaysia formation, but postponed to 16th Sept 1963. 16 Sept 1963 Federation of Malaysia Happy National Day!

Ice tea in India


Selangor govt approves degazettement of Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve, 536.7ha to be developed

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — As much as 536.7 hectares of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) will be developed after the Selangor government gave the green light for its degazettement.

State executive councillor Hee Loy Sian told the Selangor legislative assembly in Shah Alam today that the decision for the degazettement was made under Section 12 of the National Forestry Act (Adoption) Enactment 1985 in the state executive council meeting last May 5 and validated in another meeting on May 19.

“The total area that is approved for degazettement is 54 per cent of the initial proposed 931.17 hectares as the state government had taken into consideration the objections raised, importance of biodiversity and Orang Asli,” said Hee, who is in charge of Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs.

He said the land will be given to a private company, Gabungan Indah Sdn Bhd, for a mixed-commercial development.

KLNFR — made up of reportedly 8,000-year-old forests — was gazetted as a permanent forest reserve (HSK) covering 7,246.96 hectares back in 1927.

Lee was replying to PKR’s Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, DAP’s Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei, PAS’ Sijangkang assemblyman Ahmad Yunus Hairi, Umno’s Sungai Panjang assemblyman Mohd Imran Tamrin and DAP’s Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran, who had asked about the status of the degazettement.

He, however, said that the state government has identified several other land parcels that have been approved as replacements for the degazetted area in KLNFR.

“Last May, the Selangor state government approved 581.48 hectares of land in the districts of Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Hulu Langat as replacement areas for the Permanent Forest Reserve (HSK).

“The area involves the Sungai Panjang sub-district of the Sabak Bernam district with an area of about 308.62 hectares; Ampang Pechah in the Buloh Telor sub-district of the Hulu Selangor district with an area of 208.98 hectares; and Bukit Broga in the Semenyih sub-district of the Hulu Langat district with an area of 63.88 hectares,” he said.

He also said that, in general, the Selangor state government is still able to maintain the HSK area in Selangor at no less than 30 per cent.

“After taking into account the area of HSK to be degazetted and the new replacement area, the total area of HSK is about 250,255.36 hectares,” he said.

Going against a motion

In heated debate, Wong criticised the Selangor state government for not honouring a motion submitted by PKR’s Kota Anggerik assemblyman Najwan Hilmi last November to cancel the degazettement plans, which was unanimously supported in the State Legislative Assembly.

Wong, who is also a former environment exco, said Selangor has enough land for development and it should not sacrifice forest reserve land for commercial purposes.

“We can consider (developing the land) if it is in the interest of the people, but not for the greed and profit of the private sector.

“I think the state assembly needs a stronger and thorough answer from the state government.

“We are not like other states where they easily approve land for logging.

“I am very sorry. I am very disappointed with the Selangor state government. You have the brains, but you are not using it to the fullest capacity,” she said.

In response to this, Lee said Najwan’s motion was an individual motion and had no binding effect on the decision of the State Exco.

“The motions from individuals are motions used as a guide for us. They are not binding on the decision of the State Exco.

“The State Exco can still make a decision,” said Lee.

He further stressed that the decision made during the State Exco meeting was unanimously agreed upon by those who were present.

He added that prior to the decision being made, a consultant had advised the state government that the biodiversity value of the replacement forest reserve land parcels was almost the same as that found in the KLNFR.

Langat red fighting fish

Wong, however, argued that many animal species are native to the KLNFR and some are even named after the forest reserve.

“There is the Langat red fighting fish. It is named after the forest reserve. It is not the Sabak Bernam red fighting fish.

“How can you say that it is the same?” she questioned.

The KLNFR — a forest mostly made up of peatland swamps — is reportedly home to several endangered species, including flora such as the meranti bunga and meranti bakau, along with fauna such as the Malayan sun bear, panther and clouded leopard.

The 8,000-year-old forest apparently also contains endemic species such as the Selangor pygmy flying squirrel and the Langat red fighting fish.

Lee, however, replied that the degazettement is not for the entire forest reserve and the endemic species can still be found in other parts of the reserve.

“There is still the remaining forest reserve which can be a habitat to various flora and fauna,” he said.

He added that this was long-term planning for the future generation who may be in search of property in the next 10 to 15 years and if there is no development now, it may burden the future generation.

Samsul Anak Senin looks at the plants that grow in the Kuala Langat North forest reserve at Kampung Orang Asli Busut in Banting April 22, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Samsul Anak Senin looks at the plants that grow in the Kuala Langat North forest reserve at Kampung Orang Asli Busut in Banting April 22, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Orang Asli at risk

Apart from the damage to the natural environment, one of the main groups affected by the proposed degazettement are around 2,000 Orang Asli of the Temuan tribe, who reside in several villages on the fringes of the forest reserve.

These villages include Kampung Orang Asli Busut Baru, Kampung Pulau Kempas, Kampung Bukit Cheeding and Kampung Bukit Kemandol.

According to a report by national news organisation Bernama in April, the Temuan have inhabited the forest since 1886.

The latest villages are the result of the Temuan being uprooted in 1993, when they gave up their previous village — Kampung Busut Lama — to make way for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang.

This event was also clouded in controversy, with a 2009 report claiming the Temuan were given only 404.6 hectares of the 607 hectares of replacement land promised to them.

Now fighting for the remainder of their ancestral grounds, members of the Temuan community claim they can still easily forage for forest products in the KLNFR despite the Selangor government saying parts of the forest have degraded.

When contacted, Wong said she and a few other assemblymen will not give up on protesting this decision.

“A few other possible options (objection) and actions — protest, court — we need to maintain the objection,” she said.


Ouch, you are a nuisance!


When you have a privileged class that cannot be questioned, logic can sometimes take a flying leap into the cesspool of convenient lies. 

The photo above tells you one thing. When the whole world knew about 1MDB, UMNO were hoping to still get a cut.

Race and religion in the Malaysian education system

Any idea or suggestion to remove the notion of race and religion from our failed education system is shot down like an enemy warplane. The Bumiputera zealously defend their rights to UiTM and university quotas while the non-Bumiputera (particularly the Chinese) cling on adamantly to the existence of vernacular schools.

After 64 years, it is high time for Malaysians and the new government to remove the notions of race and religion. It should be Malaysians first and not ethnicity. The best place to start would be in the education sector.

All racial quotas for admission into all government schools such as MRSM and Sekolah Berasrama Penuh should be removed and opened to all Malaysian students regardless of race, based on the idea of meritocracy. This prevents these schools from becoming “Malay-only schools”, allowing on-Malays to benefit from boarding school education.

The same applies to all public universities. UiTM can be opened to non-Malays while a quota for Malays is set for a certain period only, weaning off the plethora of support given to Bumiputera. Eventually, all public education institutions should remain free from racial quotas such that admission and awarding scholarships are built on the foundations of meritocracy.

This will allow the Malays to progress both socially and economically, removing the need for the largest race in Malaysia to be constantly hobbling on the crutches provided by the government. If such quotas are removed abruptly, the Malay race may find itself being unable to compete equally with the non- Malays and the disparity between the two camps would be exacerbated.

Some sacrifices

Given that the Bumiputera will be sacrificing something of great importance and sensitivity, the non-Bumiputera must be prepared to part with something of value too. 

These Malaysian schools entail students of all races and religious learning together in the same school campus and environment. Race and religion discrimination should be barred in all schools and teachers must be taught to treat all students of different races equally or face immediate suspension. There needs to be an end to “Melayu malas” or “Cina balik Tongsan” or “India Samseng”.

A standardised education stream and school type allow for every Malaysian student to experience the same educational environment and experience, allowing for a stronger form of national unity to be formed through shared experiences. The notion that certain types of vernacular schools are better than others is detrimental and should be eradicated.

In a multi-religious society like Malaysia, students cannot remain in a protective bubble of ignorance and innocence from other religions. Students must learn to live alongside those from other religions and have a simple understanding of the practises and beliefs of each religion to foster greater understanding through the principle of muafakat.

To sum it up, whether the dragons of race and religion can be slain in Malaysia’s education hinges on the mindset of Malaysians. Are Malaysians going to stubbornly hide under their safety blankets of familiarity and comfort and be smothered by it?

Or will Malaysians wake up and cast aside that antiquated, superannuated blanket that they hung on to for 64 years at the expense of the nation and embrace the necessary change to Malaysia? 

Will Malaysians form a stalwart, unyielding unity regardless of race and religion that will prevail throughout the times or will such unity be ephemeral, a mere flash in the pan?  Only time will tell.

Happy Merdeka