Saturday, September 22, 2012

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah attended the Friday Prayer at the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.  Also attended the prayer were Brid. Gen Datuk Mustafa Abdul Manaf who delivered a sermon entitled "Malaysian Armed Forces: Our Commitment, Your Confidence" in conjunction with 79th anniversary of ATM.

After the prayer, His Majesty shakes hand with the congregation present during the prayer.

picture from Bernama

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This afternoon, I just finally get a hold of a public holiday which is very hard to come by in this period of time. My hectic working life just getting even worse. Nevertheless, with the arrival of a meaningful Malaysia Day tomorrow gives me 2 days of public holiday. Especially with the decision from our Project Manager here in Bakun stated that holiday will follow to that of our Main Contractor. (Amending the previous decision from our Construction Manager which wants us to working continuously 7-day a week!). And, the Site Supervisor from our Main Contractor also wish me a happy weekend. It is the month of September, and I will cover several main event that occur in Malaysia, especially around our royalty circle.

First of all, on previous 8th September 2012, it is the 91st Birthday Celebration of His Excellency the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Head of State) of Sarawak, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng. The Yang Dipertua Negeri, commonly refer to as 'TYT' by the local here in Sarawak, are commonly popular. He is also the first of any Yang Dipertua Negeri in Malaysia who serves twice as the Head of State.


Wishing His Excellency will be bestow a long live and may long he served for his people. Just imagine ruling the State which even larger that the peninsular of Malaysia but with a scarcely populated region of 2.5 million people. Really challenging if you ask me.

And another important events occur in the month of September is the visit from the most popular royal couple in the world, Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. It is in conjunction of the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The visit also encouraging due to the fact that the Princess William wearing a scarf. How lovely to see a royal princess wearing a scarf.

Another important and historical event is the Malaysia Day celebration on 16th September. The day where Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah federate with the existing States of the Federation of Malaya and the new federation later known as Malaysia. It is a hotly discussed topic around this week I presume, especially the fact of whether Sarawak and Sabah exist as a Country in par of the Federation of Malaya or a State in par status with 11 States in the Malaysia peninsular.

After staying in Sarawak for about 3 months now, I would presume that Sarawak exist as a Country in par status with Sabah and Federation of Malaya is not a bad idea. After all, the State is exceptionally huge and have an abundant sources of natural resources. Whatever the definition may be, I let the politician to deside. For me.. I would say Sarawak and Sabah still have the par status with the 11 States of Federation of Malaya.

This is because, in 1948 Malaya exist as a Federation of Malaya and no longer a Malayan Union. Where the 11 States still exist as a separate British Protectorate which each of one have a same status as a single Crown Colony. For example, The State of Johor under the agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland during the reign of Queen Victoria acknowledge Johor as an independent State in par with Great Britain (The same status bestowed to Sarawak in 1850).

Well, it is just my personal view anyway. For me, rather that debating about status, lets just focusing our energy to make Malaysia a better place to live.

Selamat Hari Malaysia
Happy Malaysia Day


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