Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Saya sokong jika 13 Mei 2011 dan seterusnya dijadikan Hari Muhibbah

One of my most favourite cyber-sifu, Blogger Dato' Ahirudin Attan wrote his support for Utusan Malaysia's Zaini's Hassan call to make 13 May 2011 onwards as Hari Muhibbah, read here:

I wrote a bit on facing head on the ghost of the 13 May 1969 as well read here:

After 41 years we should be able to rationally talk and discuss about the 13 May 1969 tragedy

While many reasonable and moderate Malaysians talks about what we should learn from the tragedy and what we should as a nation learn from it to avert another disastrous tragedy where racism, bigotry and insanity prevailed over tolerance and acceptance. There are unfortunately quite a few pitiful souls among us who in their political bankruptcy would prefer to use the May 13 incident to spook Malaysians by deliberately making it a taboo subject not to be discussed and preferring to blame UMNO and the Malays for that dark event in our nation's history. 

For more than 40 years the DAP have used the May 13 incident to spook many non Malays especially our Chinese friends into voting for them. Just read the report from the MI here on Guan Eng's speech in Perak on 14 November 2010 read here, the speech is nothing but full of divisive fitnahs, innuendoes and unproven allegations.

In contrast to the  devisive messages from DAP leaders like Lim Kit Siang and his son Guan Eng, BARISAN NASIONAL leaders from UMNO, MCA and MIC and other component parties have always consistently called for unity among races and their message has been consistent since the May 13 1969 tragedy such as these:

PM calls for unity among races

KUALA LUMPUR: Tear down the walls of suspicion and discard prejudices – this is the Hari Raya Aidilfitri message to the nation this year from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Encouraging Muslims to carry on the tradition of holding open houses, the Prime Minister said it was a unique Malaysian custom, practised nowhere else in the world, where friends of various races and religions could call on Muslims without any hindrance or apprehension.
Najib’s call for unity and solidarity among the races was echoed by his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Barisan Nasional leaders, including MCA president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek and MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.
Dr Chua said Malaysians should not let themselves be trapped by religious bigotry, hatred or suspicion while Samy Vellu said the celebration was a good time for people to forget their differences and renew the community spirit.
Malaysians had much to be thankful for to be able to celebrate Aidilfitri in peace and prosperity.
“We are free from wars, conflicts, oppression and natural disasters which some of our brethren elsewhere in this world suffer from,” Najib said in his Aidilfitri message yesterday.
He said the people had to be thankful to the past leadership of the country who had laid a strong foundation for Malaysia’s success today.
He said Malaysia was a democratic, cosmopolitan, multi-religious and multi-racial country with Muslims making up the majority of the population.
He added that for over five decades, Malaysians had successfully faced every challenge with excellence despite the ups and downs in racial relations, including the May 13, 1969 tragedy.
“The formula which enabled the people to face all these national challenges well was that Muslims in the country, since the advent of the religion in this region, had adopted the moderate approach in life, in accordance with the command of Allah,” he said.
Najib said it was also this moderate approach that had enabled Malaysia to emerge as one of the most developed among the Islamic nations in the world, and had placed the people and country on the right track towards becoming a developed and high-income Islamic nation by 2020. 
Read the rest in TheStar here.
So between the BN led by UMNO and the Pakatan  led by the divisive and chauvinist DAP who would you choose to run Malaysia? The answer is so obvious isn't it. We should choose unity, tolerance and acceptance over devisive politics and politicians. 
Lets support the idea to make 13 Mei as our Hari Muhibbah.

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