Monday, February 22, 2016

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes
 Hans Christian Andersen
There existed an emperor who loved wearing fine clothes and spent all of his people's money on them. He had a different set for each hour and was, without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land.
One day, two swindlers claiming to be weavers entered the Emperor’s city and proclaimed they were capable of making the finest, lightest, most magnificent cloth the world has ever seen. So extraordinary was this cloth, it was invisible to anyone who was incompetent or stupid.

Hearing of the weaver's amazing "talent", the foolish Empower thought he could use such cloth to weed out undesirables in his city. He paid the swindlers an enormous sum & they set out to "create" the clothes; knowing they would only need go through the motions.

The Emperor sent several advisors to gauge their progress and all the advisors reported the cloth magnificent, not wanting to appear unworthy for seeing nothing at all; the cloth didn't exist!

Finally the clothes were "finished", the swindlers already having counted the gold and jewels they had received. A procession was arranged to show off the Emperor’s new clothes and the entire city gathered in the centre to view them. Having been "dressed" by the swindlers, who remarked how wonderful he looked, and how light the cloth appeared on him, he appeared before his people.

The people, having heard of the weaver's abilities and the fictitious properties, were amazed and offered thunderous applause to the now beaming Emperor. None of them were willing to admit that they hadn't seen a thing; for if anyone did, then he was either stupid or unfit for the job he held. Never before had the emperor's clothes been such a success.

While expressing admiration at their Emperor’s new "invisible" clothes, a small boy cried out... "But the Emperor has no clothes!"

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that he doesn't see any suit of clothes until a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!" The tale has been translated into over a hundred languages.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lim Kit Siang turns 75

Y.B.Lim Kit Siang turns 75 years old today. All peace-loving Malaysians pay tribute to this man who fought relentlessly over 5 decades against injustice and discrimination. He was portrayed as dictator and racist by his opponents but he stood firm and unwavering in his struggles and ideals for a better and progressive multiracial Malaysia, a nation where all citizens can find a just and fair living under the Malaysian sun.

Despite all the difficulties he was forced to endure including detention under ISA, defeats in elections and threats of being sent to jail, he did not give up but continued to rise up after each fall to fight even harder and with greater determination.

His courage to stand up against his powerful opponents is an inspiration for many, politicians and all citizens. Today at 75,when many would want to take rest, he wows to continue with his struggles to realise his dreams for a better Malaysia for all.

Kit Siang not only sacrificed much of his life for the people but to ensure continuation of his struggles brought in his own son into politics to lead the opposition in the fight for change in government. He knew very well the dangers his son will have to undergo in Malaysian politics. This is something not many fathers would want to undertake.
On this 75th birthday we wish him all the best, good health, peace and most of all success of his opposition coalition in the next GE.A victory in the 14GE will be our fitting tribute to the man who fought tirelessly for us his whole life but yet to realise his goals.

Happy birthday Mr.LKS


Monday, February 08, 2016

Tunku's 113th birthday

 February 8, 2016 is the 113th birthday of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, the man who gained us independence from the British and subsequently became our first Prime Minister. He was known for his ideals fir the creation of a fair, just and progressive Malaysian where people of diverse race and religion could live peacefully in unity and harmony. He may have started the process to create such a nation but failed as today we very far from a united society being highly polarized racially and religiously.

Our politicians of late have failed us miserably and today we seem to be losing all hopes of realizing the noble visions of our Bapa Merdeka. As ordinary peace-loving citizens we stand helpless as race and religion are politicized and abused openly to the maximum.  
As we mark the 113th birthday of this great man who led our nation to independence, let us do the little we can to regain the lost unity and goodwill which were our pride before. We can do our best to emulate his principles and ideals for the creation of a multiracial and multi-religious Malaysia -
a Malaysia where all communities can live hand in hand without hate or suspicion of each other, a Malaysia where we place the nation above communal sentiments and a Malaysia that is respected and admired the world over for our success, peace and unity.

All Malaysians, of have a sacred duty to fight racism and all its evils, by getting rid of the racist traits from our hearts and instilling the spirit of goodwill and peaceful coexistence in our children.The fight against racial cannot be won by any one community but by the concerted efforts of all.


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