-Vinod Naidu Munikrishnayya, July 9, 2012.
Referring to the newly launched MERDEKA theme over the weekend by our prime minister “Promises Fulfilled”. An independence day celebration is a day to appreciate the progress of our beloved nation and along with the ups and downs that we have undergone ever since 1957. This day is to be celebrated and cherished by each and every Malaysian across the political and race divide.
Having an independence day themed after a political party’s theme does not do justice, I don’t think we want to see only a portion of Malaysians celebrating it. This is not the anniversary of the existence of a political party but a nation, do not mix this with politics. Keep those political party themes for your party events and campaigns, leave independence day alone.
All previous themes from Muhibah dan Perpaduan, Bersatu Maju, Bersatu Menuju Wawasan until Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan reignites the patriotism within each one of us. Political themes will not remind us of our independence struggle and to some might even ignite hatred.
Sincerely would request National Day – MEDEKA themes current and in future to be independent and for all Malaysians and not political party.