I Am a Malaysian
I am a regular 16-year-old student who has been to more than twenty countries before. Given that both my parents are embroiled in business, it is impossible for me to avoid it. Going to new places has given me a lot of new experiences and memories. I have tried various types of food, I have been able to go to breath-taking places and I also have got the opportunities to meet new people. However, the most priceless thing that I have gained is I have come to realise that I am indeed the most compatible with my own country, Malaysia. Unexpectedly, this has brought me to be a better citizen.
People nowadays are too ignorant to realise how lucky they are to be born in such a peaceful country like Malaysia. Of course, there are people doing campaigns and advertisements to lift the national spirits in us on the televisions and newspapers. But let’s be honest here. How many of us really care about those efforts? How many of us actually took the time to know our own country better? The only time Malaysians bother about these things is on the 31st of August, which is the Independence Day. However that only lasts for a day though. On that day, people go around singing the national anthem, displaying Jalur Gemilang and saying “Merdeka!” three times repeatedly, and that’s it. The very next day, people go back to their daily lives.
As a mere school student, I know that it is nearly impossible for me to change this whole situation in the blink of an eye. However I believe that I should not stay still and just watch these unfortunate happenings happen in front of me. Succeeding in my studies is the first step I have to achieve in order for me to dream bigger. My ultimate wish is to be a paediatric surgeon, as I believe that saving children’s lives means giving them the opportunities to lead our country for the next generations.
Did you know that according to a foreign research, Malaysia has been found to be the country with the least racially tolerant...
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