Monday, August 27, 2007


Because that's how old the country is gonna be. Yes, it's a dreaded Merdeka post, one of many that's been popping up all over every single blog that's done by a Malaysian. From the controversy of the Namawee incident, to the overtly patriotic tones that's splashed on the blogs that wanna be considered 'goverment friendly', you just can't get away from the merdeka spirit can you.

Lately, there's been two lkinds of camps online; those that want to censor the discontent voices of the internet, and the rest of the local blogging world. Face it. The internet is still considered the new frontier to the goverment, and with more than 60% of the country still living the redneck dream, it's gonna stay that way for some time. True, the goverment is trying to pass new laws to control the internet, and true, they've been using all sorts of excuses to lock up those voices, but at least they should use the proper methods for that. I mean, trying to arrest someone on grounds of lets see, treason.. nope didn't work.. seditious instead?.. oops that backfired.. aww hell let's just use the OSA/ISA and be done with it!

Okay I'm rambling again, but all this reading made me think ( which can be a rare thing these days ), and act as well. Because as much as I hate to admit, being in Malaysia ain't all that bad. Sure there's claims of a corrupt goverment, but then again it's the same in every country isn't it? Sure we have a redneck in charge, but at least our redneck didn't send us in to invade some other country. Yet.

But it's an eventuality isn't it? That's why with the General Elections coming, we should at least try to do something about it. Get out there and register for voting already. I mean, if the rednecks can get registered, why can't we? I'm already a registered voter, and I took an step further.. I upped and joined a party.

Yes a political one. I surprise myself at times too.


No I wasn't drunk when I did it. Wish I was though. Would be a valid excuse wouldn't it. So to summarize things, the country turns 50. We're older than our southern neighbour, but still not as open or advanced as them. Our founding fathers might have had the right thing in mind, but things aren't exactly the status quo now is it.
About time we stop taking things for granted and start knowing our rights as a citizen. Our future, as well as our children's futures are in our hands and no one elses.

So here's to 50 years of independence, and wishfully another 50 more .. or until the time when Johor decides to declare itself a sovereign state just so it can invade Singapore.

Happy merdeka, and good game to all.

I'm waking up at the start of the end of the world,
but its feeling just like every other morning before,
now i wonder what my life is going to mean if it's gone,
the cars are moving like a half a mile an hour and I
started staring at the passengers who're waving goodbye
can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?

i think it turned ten o'clock but i don't really know
then i can't remember caring for an hour or so
started crying and i couldn't stop myself
i started running but there's no where to run to
i sat down on the street and took a look at myself
said where you going man you know the world is headed for hell
say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to

but i believe the world is burning to the ground
oh well i guess we're gonna find out
let's see how far we've come

Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end
oh well, i guess, we're gonna pretend,
let's see how far we've come
let's see how far we've come

Matchbox Twenty - Let's See How Far We've Come.


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