Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hari Raya - Raja Petra

I would like to wish all readers of this blog Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. If you are traveling this season, may you have a safe and happy journey back to your home town. As for those who are going on a vacation, like yours truly, I would like to wish all of you Happy Discovery and may you have a wonderful time, wherever you are.

I am sure most of you have met people who discourage us from wishing our friends of other faiths well during their festivities. Some say that it is not right for a person to celebrate the joy and spirit of another person’s religion. I find these people very daunting indeed.

Regardless of what the government and religious zealots (sometimes they are the same people) try to tell us, Malaysians have been celebrating each others’ festivals since we started living together in this beloved country long ago. We, the rakyat should stand united and reject the segregating prophecies of these doomsayers, who have been trying to divide our society all these years.

Let us celebrate this wonderful feast in our own special way and join hands with our friends and family to propel the country towards freedom, justice and equality.

In the midst of our celebrations, let us not forget to light a candle for Raja Petra Kamarudin who has shown us the way forward as one united Malaysian nation. See “I Lit a Candle for Raja Petra

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