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Renew the spirit of nationhood

Mohd Noor Merican, Ahmad Murad (2019) Renew the spirit of nationhood. New Straits Times.

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Over the decades, this newspaper has carried many opinion pieces on Negaraku. Two of which were my columns — one accounting on the origins of the national anthem (December 2017), and the other Negaraku as a national symbol and icon. Some have described it as an experiment in national integration, viz, allowing for the “diversity” in which the national anthem can be sung. Such an attitude is deviant. What we are facing is an experiment in national disintegration. This is not a question of “should not mock Negaraku and Jalur Gemilang” but one of extreme irreverence to the spirit of nationhood. I have to stress this again this time around as in my many previous columns. We know that Negaraku, as well as the meanings in its lyrics, is a cultural symbol, an icon for nation-building and national integration.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B69 History and systems
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2024 09:27
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 09:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111504

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