COMMENT | What really ticks me off is when bureaucrats and politicians weigh in on patriotism.
PM says this year’s celebrations will be more meaningful as M'sians are rejoicing over liberation from kleptocratic gov't.
We must realise a nation where everyone has a place.
LETTER | I'm lucky that my childhood was influenced by a Chinese ex-soldier of the British Army.
A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) contractor puts up the national flag at the Loke Yew flats ahead of Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day.
The minister urges DBKL to give fewer national flags for free to 'unappreciative' city folk.
He believes Umno leaders are maligning their former leaders for 'becoming stooges or puppets' after stepping down from office.
Samuel Johnson said a long time ago, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. Of course common sense would tell us that Johnson was not indicting patriotism in general, only fake patriotism.
Rizal Mansor has urged measures to uphold patriotism.
Leadership does not equal ownership.
Is patriotism from the head or from the heart?
Role fulfilment defines the conduct of the individual.
The recent articles in the Borneo Post on the lack of enthusiasm for flying the Jalur Gemilang and the comments of several ministers on “irresponsible people”, “petty issues” and “keep the peace” prompted me to reflect on the whole issue of seeking the truth and patriotism - are they mutually exclusive? What is the underlying issue here?
Do councillors ever listen to the rakyat?
Najib says Malaysians must also be cautious of slander that can ruin harmony.
Many a student of English would have studied the famous poem ‘Patriotism’ by Sir Walter Scott which begins, ‘Breathes there the man with soul so dead’ and he concluded that such a person will not be honoured nor recognised in his country.