20 August 2010

Respect Other Races

A few more days, we will be celebrating our Independence day (31 August 2010). I know many of us are looking forward to the holiday and soon on 16 September, we will be celebrating our Malaysia Day.

So, how's life after the independence? No doubt, we have been going through tremendous changes in many ways right? and are you proud to be a Malaysian as I am? The call by our PM to be One Malaysian is probably misunderstood by many Malaysians. Many of us thought that to achieve 1 Malaysia, we need to have a standardized government system, religion, human rights, and culture. Hahahaha! Was that what they were thinking?

Some people have been complaining on sensitive issues when they talk about 1 Malaysia. They questioned "why they need a passport to enter Sarawak when Sarawak is in Malaysia, why the Malays still have their special rights, why is there still a quota for university entry for the non-bumiputera? Oh gosh! All these are already stated and discussed in our constitutions. So there should be no question about them right?

The thing is, 1 Malaysia is all about fostering good will, understanding and tolerance among its people by respecting the differences and treating and accepting the different races well. It is not about standardization on how we do things. Allow me to give you a specific example; language. What we can do to achieve 1 Malaysia, is to learn other people's language. Although I am born Iban, I never restrict myself to the Iban language. But I mix well with the Malays and learn their dialect.

The Sarawak Malay dialect is different from the West Malaysia Malay dialect. Let me demonstrate to you;
DIAM : Senyap or silent (West Malay language)
Tempat tinggal or the place of living (Sarawak Malay dialect)
TANGGA : tangga or ladder (West Malay language)
lihat or see (Sarawak Malay dialect)

LEWAT : lambat or late (West Malay language)
Takkan ler or Why is that? (Sarawak Malay dialect)

Oh well...let us learn each others' language if we really want to foster good relationship among ourselves. And I am sure there are many other ways right?

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

25 Reptozian Messages:

Daniel Chiam said...

Oh finally learn a new words today, haha. its true that a lot of people misunderstood the concept of 1malaysia... including me. I was hoping so much for standardization because im sick and tired of the inequality that everyone has been complaining about, but yet I know standardization is almost impossible in Malaysia.

I do embrace the spirit of 1Malaysia... and hopefully this country could be the best thing that we left for our children to come.

cyrildason said...

I am annoyed by 1Malaysia.. hahaha I feel the objective and paperwork is good, but implementation wise.. Ahhh.. u knowlah.

As for the why non-Sarawakians need a passport to enter, well, I hope it does stay that way because despite us being with Malaysia, Sarawak still lacks A LOT of development and so many rural folks are still deprived of education. When Sarawak is on par in terms of infrastructure and development with Semenanjung, then we could open it up. But then again, the culture here and there isnt the same. People in semenanjung should start learn to respect Sarawakians rather than look down on us before we can start agreeing to opening the passport thing.

And on other things.. PERKASA is just a dumb bunch of people who have nothing to better to do. In my opinion, they are the ones which should be ISA-ed. Whenever I hear what they have to say on TV, I get very annoyed... PERKASA paints a bad image for the good Malays.

-cyrildason.com

SJB said...

Ya, why they need a passport to enter Sarawak??? when Sarawak is in Malaysia. Stupid huh?.

Mei Teng said...

I am proud to be M'sian. I believe many people feel the same way and they love the country as well. Just that certain bad apples make life difficult for the vast majority of the population.

Hayley said...

Dropping by~

Have a nice weekend..

BB' L@uRa said...

me 2...always feels irritated whenever 1malaysia is mentioned...

lina said...

I've got an interesting language lesson today! :)

Ghosty Nana said...

By the new law, can you involve in politic now?
Sabah and Sarawak, racism is not strong, try go Terengganu. Even a dean of high education institute can be racist. My sister tasted it.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Daniel :It is impossible to make people the same. Hahaha!

Cyril :annoyed bro? Hahaha! Ilek la...

SJB :hahaha!

MeiTeng :Glad that you are a proud Malaysian.

Hayley :Hi Hayley Berry.

BB :That bad uh?

Lina :Happy to hear that.

GhostyNana :Uh? pls tell me about it. Would love to hear it.

Krisno said...

I'm proud to be myself lah hehehe..

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Nice to know that your Independence Day is on every 31st of August. In Philippines it is on every 12th of June.
By the way, you asked about how you find out your PR stats, it is by making an account and register your blog in MyPageRank.net.
Have a nice day. :)

designationjazz said...

agree w/ u bro.. by understanding others dialect is one of the way to build a good interactions among Malaysian and therefor harmonious count! ;-)

Ayie said...

weall have differences most esp we have diff cultures and such...we just have to respect each and everyone

happyweekend!

Mohd Hafiz said...

hahaha.. funny ah... btw thanx 4 comment my blog.. dun mind to comment more ya?? hehehe...

i agree with u....plz3.. respect each others...be matured..stay cool..

Ghosty Nana said...

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan has announced that graduate teachers on grades DG41 to DG48 are allowed to play an active part in politics, effective from 1 August 2010. Is it?

Bengbeng said...

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! In Sibu there is hardly any outward signs of the coming celebrations.

Perkasa to me is just like the fleas on a hairy dogs body.. an irritant n having no positive function at all

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Krisno :uih?

Grace :I checked it out. Thanks.

Designation :Yupbado badoo...!

Ayie :Have a great weekend to you too.

MohdHafiz :No problem.

Ghosty :Ya..but must support government la...fair or not?

bENGbeNg :Hahah! i bought flags oledi...

Mei Teng said...

Do unto others what one would have others to unto themselves.

Pete said...

All these issues played up by politicians!

Happy Independence Day!

JuJue said...

memang tak faham ni kalau sembang ngan orang sarawak nih. hehe.
tapi..sedap gak dengar yer.

kurt @syamaizar said...

Hepi Malaysian Day 16Sept n Hepi Independence Day!
well, ebribodies talking bout' 1 malaysia..seen in tv's, iklan there, iklan here..bla.bla..bla..bla..stop..hehe...the important is..just respect each otherz guys..peace!

James Kabaq said...

Respect... respect... and respect each other.
1 Malaysia? perkara yg sudah lama kita amalkan di Sarawak kan? Sarawakian mesti stuju ngan pendapat saya tok. Barang kali di tempat lain atau di sesetengah tempat yang anggap itu perkara baru.

Big Momma said...

do you notice that less and less people are putting our jalur gemilang on their cars, houses and buildings?

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yeap respect the constitution right in perlembagaan but the ironic is it can be easy on theory / law & not-so-easy in practice sometimes:D

foongpc said...

Happy Independence Day to you!! : )