Malaysia adoration for her colonial’s past?
I do not know whether to feel proud or feel pissed when I saw our Royal Malay Regiment in UK. On one hand, I am happy that these patriotic young men were given a chance to be there. Woohoo! British holidays! On the other hand, it puzzled me.
Remember our previous Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang and their mission to ‘Malay-nised’ all the heritage building and all the roads’ names, including Gurney Drive? There was this period where they think anything British is evil. They wanted to wipe off history. They changed every road names and even building names to local names. (read my 2005 post on Does Penang need to divorce it’s colonial past)
“The city was widely referred to as Tanjung Penegri by the older generation. So it will be fitting to rename it Tanjung or Tanjung Penegri,” he said yesterday.
He was commenting on a call by Seberang Jaya state assemblyman Ariff Shah Omar Shah on Wednesday to rename George Town “Bandar Datuk Abdullah Fahim” to rid the city of its colonial past.
(quote taken from The Star news dated 2005)
(THANK GOD, DAP/PKR/PAS under Pakatan Rakyat has kicked out these morons!)
Can someone tell me why suddenly they seem so attached to the British? They send a troop of soldiers just to have a march with those feather duster hats British soldiers at the palace. I think the amount of money they spent to send the troop there just to march is enough to send a battalion to some rural areas to build some schools, playgrounds, dewan rakyat and etc for our poor folks.
Is there some submarine or fighter jet deal in the making? Or am I not allowed to even think aloud about things like these? Seditious, kah?
But our countrymen adoration for anything British doesn’t end here. I almost choked on my own saliva reading Mahaguru58 blog. We have PISANG going to save the British prostitute or is it social escort, Sufiah Yusof. *dabs tear* PISANG! Pisang ni dah kupas kulit ke belum?