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You know, I don’t want to brag. But I would be very rude and ungrateful if I didn’t say THANKS to all my wonderful readers, commentators and not so nice cyber troopers, who gave me 3 million hits in 2 years.
I started this blog in mid-June 2006. It seems like light years away. This small achievement is a victory for free speech. For freedom of thought. For tolerance. For love of words. For Merdeka.
Wow! I feel so honored, and so loved. I don’t have a (x) prime minister dad, nor have I done any publicity stunt, and still you came back, day after day. Keeping me company, keeping me informed and sometimes, bringing me back to reality, too.
What would I do without you? It’s for you that I do not believe in a blog strike!
Some of you may have noticed, I’ve got myself a new blog in Malay, to commemorate 51 years of MERDEKA.
CINTAI BAHASA KEBANGSAAN. Understand?
The Merdeka mood will be a little different this year as Malaysians have spoken out loud and clear at the 8 March elections.
Tsunami or Tsudomy, we’ve got to plow through these uncertainties. No one said it would be easy. No matter who’s the Prime Minister, or who are his or her minions, we’ve got to make them accountable to us. Yes, it’s not the other way around.
I started this Malay blog because the truth is, sometimes I think in Malay. Some ideas, issues, simply can’t be expressed in any other language than the one you’re educated with. I don’t know if it happens to you, but it does to me.
I speak to my friends, whether Malay or non-Malay in Bahasa Melayu, too. It’s so natural.
I also fear, somewhere deep inside, that if you don’t dabble in your native language once in awhile, you might forget it, especially if one is overseas. But that is yet to be the pitiful part.
The sorry part is that, with this new blog, I’ve been accused of “Menghina Islam” for my latest post: Teruskan UMNO-zakar-PAS.
The only thing I did was shortened the arabised word ‘muzakarah’. And since UMNO and PAS love to ‘die-logue’ with each other so much, it’s only appropriate that the word link the two like twins.
Since when did criticising UMNO and PAS become ‘menghina Islam’ ?
You tell me. But promise me you’ll peek into my Malay blog sometimes, I promise to surprise you.
Until then, see you everyday till we hit 4 million, ya.