Malaysia recently celebrated its formation on September 16, 2017 where all Malaysian, regardless of race and religion were united in commemorating the historic union of Malaya, North Borneo (now Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore as the federation of Malaysia on the same date back in 1963.
There were scenes of joy and celebration all through Malaysia. The event was even celebrated by Malaysian abroad. Gatherings were organized by the Malaysian’s embassies, Malaysian associations and even Malaysian communities abroad to celebrate the occasion. Overall, it was a day in which Malaysian everywhere proud to be Malaysians.
However, like a sore thumb, the anti-government NGO, GLOBAL BERSIH held a worldwide film screening of a controversial documentary “The Borneo Case” as its way of commemorating the event. The documentary by filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams claims to expose money laundering and environmental crisis in Sarawak, was said to be aired in 18 locations worldwide.
The program, however, did not live up to the hype the opposition-led NGO hoped it would be. Some of the planned video screening has to be cancelled due to non-interest by locals. Some only attended by a mere 5 viewers, while others received apathetic and indifferent response from its viewers.
Even with the presences of Nurul Izzah Anwar, Maria Chin Abdullah and Clare Rewcastle Brown, the so called ‘big BERSIH global event’ still failed to gain any momentum nor interest. To top things off, some of the cameo appearances via video conferencing was lost to the crowd. What on earth does the obnoxious and self-righteous lawyer-cum-activist Siti Kassim has to do with Sarawak?
All in all, it as a pathetic display of disrespectfulness from the so-called Malaysian freedom fighters towards the sacrifices laid down by our forefathers to gain independence.
Their shameful attempt to mar Malaysia Day with distasteful political propaganda and lies has only managed to show the world the dubiousness that is BERSIH, a NGO that claims to be ‘clean’ and ‘righteous’.
Thank you BERSIH, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Clare rewcastle Brown and the other BERSIH supporters for a successful display of disrespect, narcissism and smearing dirt on our Malaysian flag and image. Maybe BERSIH should start to ‘BERSIH’ its organization before barking hot air at an international stage.