Sept 16 – Malaysia Day

Nothing fancy. Just something to remember this Malaysia day. The National Oath or National Principles, depending on the translator.

Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan
Note: Not Allah, but Tuhan. Translated, this means Believe in God, NO MATTER THE RACE. It’s telling that this is the first principle of the citizen’s oath, isn’t it?

Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara
Loyalty to King and Country. Not politics, but country.

Keluhuran Perlembagaan
The sanctity of the constitution. Which, considering the changes made to the Constitution since it’s inception, one wonders whether there is anything left to uphold.

Kedaulatan Undang-Undang
The sovereignty of Law. One word: PDRM. ’nuff said.

Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan
Politeness and tactfulness. AKA Mind your manners. Which, considering the monkey behaviour we’ve seen in Parliament, is disappointing.

I’m still going to uphold this vow whenever I can, even if the airheads in Parliament can’t. What will YOU do?

4 Responses

  1. Jha September 16, 2010 / 9:47 PM

    Apparently what I’ll do today is head out and teach non-Malaysians.

    Amusing how “Belief in God” uses the proper Malay word. The oath is more applicable to the country as a whole than what the supremacists say.

    • Naoko Kensaku September 16, 2010 / 9:55 PM

      Exactly. Also, updated it slightly.

  2. Ai September 16, 2010 / 10:14 PM

    Very nice post, and I particularly loved the mention of the Parliamentary zoo.

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