“I love my country; I am very patriotic. I was born among the Indians, among the Chinese, among the Malays and among the others. But now we don’t have that any more … we are breaking apart, because of issues created by people who want to make chaos in this country. While in our country, arts is the last priority, as an artiste, I want my songs to be impactful and informative, so the new generation would open their eyes. (Through my songs) I want to say that being together is stronger, to be united is what we need in these times. We cannot be selfish because of our race, we cannot be selfish because of our religion, it is not going to work. We have to be together to make this country more beautiful, more peaceful, and more successful. -Datuk Zainal Abidin Singer”
IT’S the Merdeka month, and soon we will be celebrating National day and Malaysia day. To commemorate this patriotic period, we have invited Malaysians to share their reflections and wishes as citizens, and for the nation. Every day, from now till Malaysia day on Sept 16, we will be hearing about people’s concerns, hopes and aspirations. If you’d like to share your Merdeka reflections, please email them to us with a hi-res photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org. my. We’ll share your thoughts either in StarLifestyle or on our social media platforms. use #OneWithMalaysia in your social media posts. Tag us.
The Star Malaysia, Tuesday, 29 August 2019