YOURSAY 'If Pakatan cannot even agree on a common theme, logo and song for Merdeka, it's a display of their disunity.'
Pakatan states to use three different Merdeka themes
Het: Same song and same logo, but different themes? BN will definitely shout "same bed, different dreams". Come on Pakatan Rakyat. You can do better than that.
LittleGiant: If Pakatan leaders cannot agree on a common theme, logo and song for the coming Merdeka Day celebrations, they can as well go their own way and display their disunity to the whole nation.
It will not augur well for them in the next general election and will be proof enough that they will not be able to stand on common ground, involving issues of national importance and integrity.
Pakatan's decision to have different themes is as divisive as BN's. Nothing short of that.
Anonymous #16143510: I am a avid supporter of opposition... Am I still right on my decision?
As the days go by, Pakatan seems to be acting more and more childishly. Negative comments on badminton ace Lee Chong Wei, now different Merdeka themes for different states. Come on!
SKT: Argh Pakatan, can you not do stupid things like BN?
Anonymous #18452573: Honestly, it is a shame. Both the Kelantan and Kedah themes sound like party slogans and are no different from BN's.
To the Malaysian people, Pakatan is already disunited. It does not sound like Pakatan is ‘Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa' (One Nation, One Country, One Soul).
LSP: The excos have already decided, so cannot change. Stupid excuse. You can't even celebrate together with the same theme. How to rule together?
1234567: It doesn't matter even if you have different themes for the states. Who said we must use only one theme?
Just make sure you don't be like Umno who used it as an opportunity to campaign for the coming GE. Just leave politics outside the Merdeka celebration.
Anonymous #82651881: Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa + Menerajui Perubahan + Terus Berbakti = Tidak bersatu. (One Nation, One Country, One Soul + Spearheading Change + Continue to Serve = Disunited).
This is as bad as ‘Janji Ditepati' (Promises fulfilled).
ACR: I am amazed at the comments here. An explanation was given that two of the four Pakatan states had commenced preparation earlier prior to initiating a common theme.
Nevertheless, three out of four states are using the same theme (Kelantan having an additional theme); all four are using the same song and logo.
Is that disunity to the scale warranting the diatribes here? No other issue of substance to condemn Pakatan?
Picking Merdeka theme is BN's right, says Nazri
Starr: It's absolutely ludicrous to suggest that only Umno, MCA and MIC have the 'proprietary' rights to choose the Merdeka theme just because they 'fought' for independence, as if the country 'belongs' to them.
It goes to show that Umno-BN has been in power for far too long that they now feel they have the 'ownership' of the country and the government.
This is a grossly misguided attitude to have and highly dangerous too, they may not be prepared to accept the verdict of the rakyat in the coming election and hand over power should the result go against them.
Tholu: Minister in the PM's Department Nazri Abdul Aziz, your view is superficial and blinkered. Please understand that when we talk about MIC, MCA and Umno or any other political party for that matter, we are talking of a group of people with common ideologies.
The whole populace of this country, regardless of their race, religion and political orientation, aspired for freedom.
When Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tan Cheng Lock and VT Sambanthan fought hard and persistently for independence, they did so not do so just as leaders of their political parties but as citizens of our country and on behalf of all the citizens of this nation.
To say that only these three parties fought for independence is preposterous. The political parties are not celestial objects that are fixed in their composition and structure.
Not all the pioneers of the political parties remained loyal to the party. They left to either to form a new party or join another existing party. But whatever party they are in, they surely will be loyal to our beloved country.
Mushiro: Having the right to decide the Merdeka theme does not mean BN can decide any nonsense. A theme for Independence Day should reflect on national unity, spirit or vision - definitely not on election promises claimed to be fulfilled.
Anonymous #62163581: Let them blow their own trumpet. Why the fuss over a few stupid verses? We've got more important issues to work on, like electoral reforms. Come on, leave those fools alone to crow as they please.
Hero325: When opposition leaders speak, netizens would not say anything bad about them. But when a BN minister opens his mouth, these netizens will jump up and down and start cursing him or her.
It shows that netizens are generally anti-government. All the reasons cited to back their arguments are just excuses for them to attack the government.
Cantabrigian: The clown has spoken.
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