Micah Thursday: Citizenship

My apologies for my delayed updates on the Micah Mandate .  We’re still in between the Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day season … so most of the articles relate to the theme of citizenship and other relevant issues! Enjoy …

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COMMENTARY
HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO AHMAD ISMAIL? by Alwyn Lau
“By inviting them to a Chinese (halal) dinner and sharing with them the history of the Chinese migrants, thanking the Malays for whatever assistance and goodwill was offered to build up the Chinese community (to its now prosperous status) and assuring Ismail and UMNO that the Chinese will do their best to work with the Malays for a harmonious and peaceful Malaysia.”
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CITIZENSHIP
COMMON VALUES TO SUSTAIN A COMMON DESTINY by Steven Sim
“In the light of the furor caused by the remarks made by Ahmad Ismail, it seems clear to me that the BN model, a coalition of mostly race-based political parties, has failed… But now, the question we need to ask ourselves as Malaysians – Malay Malaysians, Chinese Malaysians, Indian Malaysians, Iban Malaysians, Kadazan Malaysians – in these critical and defining moments of our nation: what is the way forward?”
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CITIZENSHIP
FORGING A NATION: ARE WE THERE YET? by Tricia Yeoh
“As we celebrate the nation’s 51st Independence (and 45th Malaysian birthday), we have no choice but to shed shackles of cynicism and continue dreaming big for the country… Forging a nation means coming to terms with our past errors, but moving confidently ahead and bravely charting out a new direction that we must claim.”
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COMMENTARY
SEPT 16 AND THE MORALITY OF PARTY-HOPPING by Bob Teoh
“A few ethical issues have been raised. First of all, some say it is a betrayal of the voters who elected them in the first place since they elected the lawmakers based on BN platform. Others allege that corruption takes place; the motive for the party-hopping being massive amounts of money changing hands. Still others say that it is an all out power grab by toppling a constitutionally formed government.”
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REFLECTION
13 SPIRITUAL MENTORS AND THE SHEPHERD LORD By Koichi Ohtawa
“As I look back over what is now exactly 40 years since I was baptized in December 1960, I realize that I have been able to make this journey because of the help and support of those who have been my mentors, my co-workers, and my friends. As I recall what I have received from each person, I perceive the hand of God’s mercy and guidance… For me the life mentors and soul mentors I have been given are concrete expressions of God’s mercy and grace toward me. They are evidences that the Lord truly is my shepherd.”
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CITIZENSHIP
A MALAYSIAN CHILD REFLECTS AFTER THE MOTHER OF ALL BY-ELECTIONS by Chris Choong
“On a larger scale, it was an experience that showed me that there is so much space and opportunities for the Church as a social movement with a national network to partner with the usually underfunded and lack-of-resources NGOs for common causes like ensuring a free and fair election which is a central tenet of a proper democracy.”
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CITIZENSHIP
NOT OF MALAYSIA YET I’M MALAYSIAN by Maclean Patrick
“All I ever wanted to learn about being Malaysian, I learnt it at kindergarten. It is where I stood abreast with other boys and girls as an equal, sang a song called “Negaraku” and looked up at a flag that had a star, crescent moon and stripes of red and blue. To me, those around me were friends and we all were the same.”
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COMMENTARY
WORDS by Bob Teoh
“Words can be hurtful and dangerous. A Chinese saying has it that words are like water, once poured out, it is difficult to gather back. Another is like this. Words are like knives but it can cut without drawing blood.”
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