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This morning, I put my thoughts on a blog posting, “Malaysia Day Celebrated Today”. I remain inspired as I am encouraged by the harmonious and patriotic spirit of Malaysians captured live on television from Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) in Kuala Lumpur.

The aspirations of 1Malaysia is truly embedded not only in the celebration of the 48th Malaysia Day, but it is also embodied in “Satu Malaysia“, a beautiful song created by some of the great talents at LimKokWing University of Creative Technology.

Malaysians can now boldly march towards attaining transformational change. Change for the better based on industry, diligence, fairness and merit.

Truly the essence of Satu bangsa, Satu negara [1 people, 1 nation] is echoed in this song. Truly the mantras “seia, sekata, sehati, sejiwa,” [one thought, one voice, one heart, one spirit] radiate brightly from this song. It is through this spirit of Oneness that Malaysians can heal themselves of differences and deficiencies and henceforth march towards attaining transformational change. Change for the better based on industry, diligence, fairness and merit.

If history could repeat itself, then Malaysians should emulate South Korea’s successes. In the 1960s Malaysia’s GDP was 3 times the GDP of South Korea. Today, the situation is reversed. South Korea’s GDP is 3 times bigger than Malaysia’s. Similarly, Korea’s GDP was slightly lower than that of the Philippines 50 years ago.Today Korea is a first world nation and richer than Saudi Arabia. But, I am hopeful that Malaysians can do it. With a true 1Malaysia spirit that transcends class, race, religion and culture. Embrace boldy the true spirit of 1Malaysia and proclaim Malaysia Boleh [Malaysia Can (Do It)].

Malaysians must not be paralysed by fear from contributing towards nation building. Prosperity and Peace, Happiness and Harmony and many others aspirations are important yarns that must be woven into a uniquely Malaysian fabric. A national “songket” that reflects a multi-racial, multi-religious Malaysian society intertwined with Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara threads from every citizen.

Malaysians should be encour- aged and emboldened by Goethe’s words of wisdom, “Boldness has Genius, Power and Magic in it.” Because Malaysia Boleh, go boldly transforming Malaysia into a developed nation that will be for the benefit for all.

Boldness has Genius, Power and Magic in it”
— Goethe.

Now, let us enjoy the music created by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, with lead singers Ernie and Ronnie.

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As the music video is being played, why not sing along. The lyrics, from the same posting on Youtube is reproduced here:

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SATU MALAYSIA

By Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Main Vocal: Ronnie & Ernie

Dunia kian berubah
Perubahan melingkari
Melaksana hasrat hati
Kejayaan terbukti

Dunia yang megah
Dengan misi yang gagah
Kerana perpaduan
Kita masih bersama

Kita satu bangsa
Kita satu negara
Kita satu matlamat
Kita satu bangsa
Satu negara
Kita 1 Malaysia

Bermulanya sekarang
Perjalanan dilaksana
Seia sekata
Sehati dan sejiwa

Membina masa hadapan
Menuju kejayaan
Kita semua rakyat Malaysia
Harmoni saling menghormati

Kita satu bangsa
Kita satu negara
Kita satu matlamat
Kita satu bangsa
Satu negara
Kita 1 Malaysia

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