How not to lose our ‘independence’

In a pre-Merdeka message, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak gave a clue to fellow Malaysians as to how to protect and maintain their ‘political independence’ — by voting Barisan Nasional party into power forever.

Safeguard Nation’s Independence, Says Najib

PEKAN, Aug 30 (Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today reminded Malaysians to safeguard the nation’s independence achieved 51 years ago and not easily “mortgage” it to others.

“If we do not safeguard the nation’s independence, we will be left yearning for our independence if we (the Barisan Nasional government) lose power,” he said.

As such, the people should resolve to support the government so that the country is not “mortgaged” to others, he said after handing over the “Jalur Gemilang” national flag to village chiefs at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Maulana, here. Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob was also present.

Najib said the independence of the nation was an invaluable thing which should be safeguarded for all time.

This ‘advice’ certainly trivialises the idea of a two-party system in a democracy that is being promoted by others, particularly the Pakatan Rakyat.

Bearing the ‘Najib caution’ in mind, one shudders to think of the ‘loss’ of political independence incurred by Thais, Filipinos, Indians, Aussies, Brits, Italians, Germans, Americans, Canadians and South Koreans, to name but a few, when they bear witness to a change of government in their respective countries over the many years.

Oh, and not to forget the Malaysians in the states of Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor — who dared to ‘lose’ their ‘independence’ on March 8 this year.

7 Responses to “How not to lose our ‘independence’”

  1. 1 Anonymous 31 August 2008 at 10:54 am

    Anonymous said…

    Candles now and but justice for all ISA detainees come the new Malaysia soon.

    Where is the justice & freedom of expression because all our MSM News are suppressed or spun, where have the Truth and Merdeka gone to, perhaps the goons under BN Government, ok??? Malaysia is going backwards after 51 years instead of going forward under the Racist UMNO, calling the “Chinese Squatters” to leave and “Babi Cabinet” if Anwar wins Permantang Pauh and if he forms the Pakatan Rakyats’ Federal Government. What independence is there when there is none but a Police State in the making and where is the Justice for Altantuya and those in the ISA detention without trial or rights of appeal to seek natural justice???
    The UMNO Government is afraid that more cans of worms will be spilled by RPK and therefore they banned his blogsite which is a futile attempt to block information in this IT age, of course this is because of this Present Moronic Government is corrupt and dirty therefore on the pretext of helping the Rakyats, they could extract more money from the Budget Deficit and with most of the Deficit Money coming from Petronas. Look for example at the Crystal Mosque’s and Mariner Club’s Fiasco in Terengganu’s Billions in Wang Ehsan, Billions had been lost as white elephants. The cancellation of the Johore Scenic Bridge, Penang Second Bridge and LRT Projects at the whims and fancies of the Flip Flop, Incompetent and Sleeping PeeM at the last minutes is wasting Multi Millions Ringgits in Public Funds had shown proof of the PeeM’s mismanagement of the Government and wastage of the Public Financial Resources and all these wasted funds could not be salvaged to aid and assist the Malaysian Poor Citizens of all races. If Malaysia still keep him in power it will further damage and erode the Wealth of our Nation and our National Wealth could be decimated in no time.
    The same could happen to all the empty promises of aid and help to the Rakyats these could all be lip service only unless it is monitored by reputable NGOs. On the irreversible Food Prices inflation, the unnecessary Moronic previous price hike on Petrol & Diesel had caused great permanent damage to the Food Price Structure and even if the price cut to Petrol and Diesel revert to their original prices prior to their hike, it will not revert the Food prices back to their original state and only the PeeM is to be solely blamed for his unwarranted Fuel Price Hike. His 2009 budget did not help the Rakyats’ quelled their immediate hardship suffered nor did that help them solve their Transport Problems immediately with multiple schemes but none available immediately with all the empty rhetorics but nothing concrete that could solve their immediate problems after years of neglect from this incompetent sleeping PeeM. Come Sept 16, 2008 send him home to sleep forever he is no longer needed.

  2. 2 james dean 31 August 2008 at 11:02 am

    Najib, when you lose power the nation will rejoice because it will have a new beginning and experience MERDEKA for what it truly is. Stop kidding yourself Najib.

  3. 3 cinta Malaysia 31 August 2008 at 11:32 am

    We are maligned to the core with racism as a Nation. It’s time for all Malaysians to think as one people in one Nation. The opportunities for this country is so tremendous for us to lose.
    Let us all be made to feel Malaysians as one people just as when Tunku Abdul Rahman shouted the word ‘Merdeka’ from Stadium Merdeka riveting to all corners of the country!

  4. 4 Lemon Tree 31 August 2008 at 12:43 pm

    “How not to lose our ‘independence”………

    Voted for a non BN Malaysian Government doesn’t mean that we will loose our independence or country or we love Malaysia less.

    We love Malaysia too much to see the Government mismanage the country for the last 51 years. Most of the issues or mismanagement are proven and yet… talk…talk but nothing have been done to solve the problems. Malaysian in general have to go through these problems day in and out in their lives.

    During each of the BN parties GA, they shouted about their individuals’ races’ rights. Then when election or Independence Day they are harping about being Malaysians. Who are the traitors here? Who are dividing us as Malaysian? Can we trust these people anymore? We have trusted these people for the last 51 years…. Don’t you think it is enough?

    “If we do not safeguard the nation’s independence, we will be left yearning for our independence if we (the Barisan Nasional government) lose power,” he said.

    Think again?

    Have all the MALAYSIANS in the ‘five states’ lost their independence? The people of the 5 states have a better CAT STATE GOVERNMENTS.

    It is ” the Barisan Nasional government ” who will loose power but we Malaysian will gain more without all the corruptions scandals, mismanagement of public funds, mismanagement of political power, mismanagement of the country future.


    THINK HARD. WILL WE LOOSE OUR INDEPENDENCE IF ” THE Barisan Nasional government lose power,” ?


  5. 5 matador 31 August 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Let us examine who was cheated by this … and his father and their friends.

    Malaya and Singapore Population in 1963

    Malay – 43.1%
    Other indegenous – 0.4%
    Chinese – 43.9%
    Others – 12.6%

    Projected Malaysia Population If North Borneo, Sarawak, Brunei and Singapore Join the Federation in 1963.

    Malay – 41.5%
    Other indegenous – 10.5%
    Chinese – 38%
    Others – 10%

    Population in 1963 After Brunei Pulled Out Before Joining Malaysia

    Malay – 40%
    Other indegenous – 6.6%
    Chinese – 42%
    Others – 11.4%

    Source: Willard A. Hanna (1964), ‘The Formation of Malaysia New Factor in World Politics’, New York: American Universities Field Staff, p. 20

    So who is the minority here?

  6. 6 matador 31 August 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Source: Willard A. Hanna (1964), ‘The Formation of Malaysia New Factor in World Politics’, New York: American Universities Field Staff, p. 20


    Suppose to be p. 10.


  7. 7 abil 31 August 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Why does a nation need to have election every 5 years? This is a democratic principle whereby the majority of citizens elect their preferred candidate to rule us, thus to allow the majority party to form a government of the day. This is how it should be viewed for the betterment of nation building. No one have given an absolute mandate that only Barisan National by proxy UMNO to rule forever. There was no viable opposition earlier, now we have a viable and capable Pakatan Rakyat who seems to run 5 states seamlessly and people are more content in their good governance. Najib does not know what democracy is. Hence his confusion. So a two-party system has many advantages, whereby we can vote the party that is capable to govern properly.

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