42 years or 48 years? That was the question some of the Sabah politicians raised recently in the media. Their argument was that Malaysia was formed in 1963 and not 1957.
Personally I’m not really picky about the age of our independence. Maybe it’s like being a rakyat, no matter how long you were born after the independence you are still proud of it because you are a Malaysian.
But what should be stressed to the public and preferably, taught in schools in the country, not only in East Msia, is that Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak together with Malaya formed Malaysia. Of course Spore left. We didn’t join Malaysia. There was no Malaysia before 16th Sept 1963 :)
Why is it most Sabahans (that i know of) are sensitive over this issue?
Is it because people are still asking if Sabahans still live on trees? Yes. Some people over the south china sea think we are still living on trees. Hmmm.. hopefully the wind doesn’t blow too hard tonight or else my pentium will fall over the branch and land on top of my buffalo which i use to go to work!
Another friend of mine, who went to KL was asked by someone, how long he intended to stay in Malaysia(?). What the eff! When is Sabah not part of Malaysia?
Seriously folks. It was only a few months ago when Dr Max Ongkili was on RTM1 talking about Sabah and Sarawak, then somebody called in and asked what is the currency used in Sabah!
Dr Max should have answered we dropped the leaves and started using clams instead.
How do you feel? Do you feel you are rated like a 2nd class citizen when you’re in west malaysia? What about visitors from the west.. you have any comment on this?
Anyway, that’s not the point of my blog. My point is… today *is* the day to say Happy Birthday Malaysia! Happy holidays everyone! We deserve it!
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