History helps us understand who we are and where we have come from. This, in turn, allows us to appreciate other races whose ancestors too may have come from afar. And all of us, their descendants, are lucky enough to meet and mingle on this soil which we call home. ... Our forebears may have journeyed here centuries ago but it is the inward journey, one of mutual respect and trust, we should continue today.I wish a very happy Merdeka to all Malaysians today, despite the sadness that many feel (including but certainly not limited to this.)
It is so nice to See Malaysian authors featured in the National Day Special Supplement in The Star today.
Tunku Halim (above) talks about how Malaysian history that belongs to all while Lydia Teh (left) talks about food and festivals and the other things that make Malaysians of all races Different But Same.
Incidentally, Hal has a fascinating Merdeka piece on his blog about how an Englishman Tuanku Simon Mackay was appointed Malaysia’s 10th Yang DiPertuan Agong.