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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hari Malaysia 2011: say “ Sorry and thank you” campaign.

Dear Brother and Sister Malaysians,

I need your help to spread this Hari Malaysia message (through twitter, Facebook, blog,email & etc.)

We at zubedy are launching a ‘say sorry and thank you’ campaign as a meaningful way to celebrate September 16 this year.

Our Hari Malaysia advertisement, to be published this Friday the 9th of September, will act as the launch of the campaign leading up to September 16. We have attached it here with this e-mail.

There seems to be a pervasive sense of antagonism amongst our people today. This campaign seeks to nullify these negative effects, to call upon our people to choose to be the bigger person, to choose to say ‘sorry’ for the hurts caused and to appreciate each other for the sacrifices we have all made.

We ask you to join us in spreading the message of this campaign either by creating your own message following a similar theme, or forward our message as it is below.

Thank you.

Have a meaningful Hari Malaysia

Let us add value,

Anas Zubedy



Have a meaningful Hari Malaysia


"The primary goal of nation-building must be for the purpose of humanity, a fellowship of virtues, and collective wellbeing, regardless of race, ethnicity and religion."

-Almarhum Ustaz Hj. Fadzil Noor (1937 - 2002)




Do it for Unity: Let's Say 'sorry' and 'thank you' to each other


Next Friday, September 16th, we celebrate our forty-eighth Hari Malaysia. On this day of Unity, let’s ask forgiveness for the hurts caused. And let’s celebrate by saying ‘thank you’ for the good things we have done for each other.

We have much to be thankful for. As a nation, we are many times richer today. Our poverty levels have been reduced to a minimal percentage. More than ninety percent of our people can now read and write. Death at infancy has been significantly reduced. And we have lined our cityscape with beautiful skyscrapers.

Yet, it will not be an exaggeration to say that many of us, brother and sister Malaysians, feel a sense of kecil hati. It seems as if we are a nation of wounded hearts.

Some of these feelings can be traced. As people living together while keeping our distinct cultures, our consciousness of race is sometimes higher than our national consciousness. Some of our hurts are somehow seen from a racial angle. Each community may feel as if our sacrifices have gone unappreciated. And each of us may respond by saying if we are not appreciated, we can also choose not to appreciate others.

But we cannot allow this tit-for-tat to go on. We need to turn the other cheek. We need to choose to be the bigger person. Somebody must mengalah.

The fact is, all of us have given a lot to make this country what it is today. This is our Malaysia; we built it together. This is a reality that no one can challenge or change.

This Hari Malaysia is a good time for us to say ‘sorry’ and to say ‘thank you’ to each other. Let’s make it a day to mend broken hearts.

At zubedy, we want to initiate this say ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’ campaign. We hope that you will also download this message, use it, add your own ideas to it, and share it with others.

As our custom puts it, kalau ada salah dan silap, tolong maafkan.

To all Malaysians, from all walks of life, who give of themselves everyday for the good of our nation – Thank you. To our foreign friends also who work alongside us – Thank you. If we take away even one of these parts, we will no longer be Malaysia. And that is something we never want to happen.

Thank you, thank you and thank you. Because of you, Malaysia is, and will continue to be, a great nation.



Let us add value,


Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is indeed a great initiative to further foster our harmonious relationship by putting aside our differences, celebrate our similiarities and successes, respect each other and accept differences with grace. Lets be grateful for what we have now and thanks each others for our contributions and collaborations in one way or another. We must thanks our forefathers for building a great nation for us and thanks ourselves for making a great efforts to sustain it and build further for prosperity and peace.

Idayu Mumtaz Iskandar said...

will blog this:)

dhena said...

this is a similar campaign in Australia where they say sorry to the aborigines.. its a good move Anas

Mya said...

wow i just found this belog. and i wanna spread this campaign in my belog may i?

selamat hari malaysia =)))

Anonymous said...

Saying sorry hurts? I came across this video which reminded me of your post. If you're going to ask me though, I think saying sorry means that you're brave enough to admit your mistakes. http://youtu.be/-o-OTQXc5pY

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