Monday, January 14, 2013

I was there at KL112


I believe 12 Jan 2013 Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat (KL112) will be the day that I can proudly say to my children one day, "I was there..." 

I am reminded of my all-time favourite Merdeka ad below. Maybe many years down the road, there will be an ad showing similar experience for KL112, a day that bring new hope to the nation. 


The closing lines of the ad reads"many things have changed since (Merdeka at 1957).... sometimes we forget how it all started......" Here are the lines of Tunku Abdul Rahman speech in Stadium Merdeka when it all started:-

But while we think of the past, we look forward in faith and hope to the future; from henceforth we are masters of our destiny, and the welfare of this beloved land is our own responsibility: Let no one think we have reached the end of the road: Independence is indeed a milestone, but it is only the threshold to high endeavor — the creation of a new and sovereign state. At this solemn moment therefore I call upon you all to dedicate yourselves to the service of the new Malaya: To work and strive with hand and brain to create a new nation, inspired by the ideals of justice and liberty — a beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world."

Friends, let us work with our hands and brains toward a new Malaysia, inspired by the ideals of justice and liberty - a beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world.

Happy Merderka Rakyat!


2 comments:

  1. Ms Yeo, I feel like want to change my IC's address and vote for you. Are you taking any seat in the coming general election? If yes, which area?

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    1. Vote for change, that is the most important thing.

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