Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thank You Fairuz For Doing Us Proud

A Kadir Jasin

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WITH the dearth of good news – big and small – to lift our spirit lately, what could be better than to hear Negaraku being played at the Hungaroring in Budapest, last night.

No, it was not to welcome a big shot from Malaysia. That we have heard pretty often.

The occasion was the victory of the Malaysian driver, Fairuz Fauzy, 27 in the Renault World Series race in Hungarian capital, which was broadcast live by satellite station Eurosport.

Fairuz who drove for the Malaysian-owned Mofaz-Fortec Motorsport team came from a distant 15th on the grid to beat Alvaro Baba and Bertrand Baguette of International Draco Racing.

Syabas Fairuz and syabas Mofaz-Fortec Motorsport .

It’s indeed rare for Negaraku to be played anywhere in the world to mark a victory of any sort for Malaysia.

But please don’t insult him by hurrying to offer him a datukship. Like I often say, honorific titles in Malaysia are a dime a dozen. That’s because he have many Rulers and many popularity-seeking Chief Ministers – the purveyors of “politik pingat.”

17 comments:

Buyong said...

Yes Bravo MaLaysia.!!
Sudah lama kita memendam luahan patriotik kerana tiada apa yang boleh kita laungkan untuk layak berasa bangga.

Oleh sebab itu,kita patut meraikan kecintaan pada negara walau sekelumit peluang yang hadir untuk kita merasa bangga.


Sejak dari pembatalan jambatan bengkok, hijacking of NST, terlepasnya ecm libra, penjualan pantai holdings, penjualan av agusta, hilangnya batu putih, dan yang terbaru-pengakuan menyerah kalah besar2an setelah membuka pintu seluas2nya LKY meraikan kemenangan moral dan politiknya di tanah melayu ini-perlakuan maha daif kita yang tak dapat saya fahami dan maafkan sebagai rakyat malaysia yang patriotik.

Ranking kita dah merudum macam jugak team bolasepak kita.

Nik said...

Dato'

Appreciate your Ending Comments....

He is certainly not just a "passenger" on this Circuit.

In addition to your comments on the Datukship...We hope he will also not embark on a Seminar Presentation Circuit, and overcharging Government Departments for it!

buyong said...

Terpandang gammbar Nik Aziz dan Kuan Yew sambil nik aziz mengangkat tangan memberi isyarat 'bagus'.

Aduh!! sedih bukan kepalang.

mudahnya bangsa kita dimomok2kan.

Tinggi sungguh pandangan bangsa kita pada orang ini. Meletakkan diri kita sama tinggi dengan tumit dia!!

Mau rasanya saya simbah air longkang pada semua muka pemimpin2 kita sekarang-baik kerajaan atau pembangkang.

Anonymous said...

It is also the evil Barisan Nasional that gave national news to PKR's impressive party reforms in terms of leadership elections. So evil are these Barisan Nasional's linked media companies till they frequently allocate national news to PKR, PAS and DAP on their calls for reforms.
http://manifestogwl.blogspot.com/2009/06/mainstream-media-margeemars-story.html

Jason

eddy said...

Indeed good news to freshen up the jerebu which is engulfing us. Syabas Fairuz, Malaysia Boleh.

MohdHafizKamal said...

Go the next level Fairuz.....probably F1

pakbelalang said...

Also watch the progress of our young boy Jazeman, son of Dato' Jaafar Hamid. Another up and coming young racer. Only 16 years old. Hopefully, he will shine to become a Formula 1 racer.

pakbelalang said...

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, after long last joined PKR as announced by Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday.

comment:

From Umnoputra to Noputra !! Mana ada prinsip. I don't have high regard with this kind of person. What is he trying to prove? To me, knowing his backgroud he is just an impressionist. Dia seperti mengigit jari orang yang telah membuat dia kaya raya dan menjadi peguam yang berjaya. Itulah pandangan saya terhadap Zaid. I think it is a fair statement from me. No malice at all against him.

Anonymous said...

Prestige, once its gone, it can never be reinstated.

Nacaleb

Indigo said...

Scribe,

So which will it be?

Tan Sri, Datuk Seri, or Tun?

(Tun Dr A Kadir Jasin sounds goooooo-d)



(have we got any great tennis players in the ATP circuit, Pak Kadir?)

TeMagi said...

Well done Fairuz. I'm also looking forward to seeing Jazlan Hamid make Malaysia motor sports proud.

En Passant said...

Tears were in my eyes when the strains of negaraku were played in Budapest that day..but tears again came to my eyes when no media (except nst)picked up the news of such national pride.
What happened and what's happening to us? What's the reason for the silence. Is it sheer negligence or ignorance or may be indifference or are we too busy with petty politics..putting national agenda and pride at the bottom of our priorities.

sydput said...

How come nobody acknowledge our cycling sprint world champion? azizul Hasnan his name. Suppose to bring back gold in beijing but lost in semifinals.

samurai melayu said...

SALAM DAK
IZINKAN,

NICELY SCRIBE, DATUK SIR,
AND OUR TEARS DID FLOW DOWN OUR CHEEK AT THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF THE 'NEGARAKU'.
THE LAST TIME OUR TEARS FLOWED FREELY WAS WHEN TAN SRI RAZALI ISMAIL STOOD ON THE ROSTRUM IN HIS GREY BUJU MELAYU COMPLETE WITH THE SONGKOK ORANG BESAR(S.O.B) ADDRESSING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL IN BAHASA MELAYU...
THANK YOU FAIRUZ, THANK YOU AYAHANDA RAKYAT TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMED.

ALFATIHAH, AMIN.

Anonymous said...

THANX FAIRUZ!!
THANX DATUK!!

may ALLAH bless all of us....

H.A.P.R.A.K

Anonymous said...

Tahniah ...

walaupun agak terlewat tetapi tahniah tetap tahniah!


-sinbad-

AnakWatan-d'UK said...

Salam Dato'

Pada pendapat saya sudah tiba masanya satu institute kajian strategik (think-thank) yg khusus ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan BN/UMNO dan ditempatkan di Johor untuk membuat kajian strategik tentang S'pore & kepimpinannya sejak ia ditubuhkan hingga selamanya.

Segala input / outcome dari penubuhan institute ini bolehlah disalurkan ke pusat untuk diambil perhatian atau tindakan sewajarnya.

Tidakkah kita perlu gusar dan terus bimbang, S'pore sebuah negara kecil dan penduduk kurang dari 5 juta seperti juga Israel didunia Arab,dilihat lebih maju kehadapan dalam isu-isu yg strategik dan berkepentingan jangka panjang mereka. Tetapi di Msia, pemimpin politik lebih disibukkan dengan urusan mencari dan mengekal kuasa dari duduk berfikir bagaimana membangun dan memajukan negara ke arah menjadi dunia pertama dan mendepani negara yg perlu dianggap 'rivals & competitors' samaada dari segi politik, ekonomi, social & budaya ??.

Amatlah jelas melalui lawatan LKY, S'pore sentiasa dilihat ke hadapan memikirkan kepentingan mereka atas apa-apa perubahan yg berlaku di Msia dan impaknya kpd mereka, berbanding dgn rakyat Msia yg kelihatan sentiasa dibuai mimpi dan terpesona sahaja dgn apa yg berlaku dipersekitaran negara mereka.

Diharapkan juga, penubuhan institute sedemikian akan lebih menyuburkan budaya berfikir, menyelidik dan kita berupaya bertindak secara strategik dapat terus dimajukan dikalangan rakyat Msia amnya.

Jika, kerajaan pusat tidak dapat mengambil langkah strategik ini, maka eloklah kerajaan Johor mengambil amanah ini demi kepentingan Johor & generasi kita untuk jangka panjangnya.

wsm.

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