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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Patriotism through blogs

2005 - Kempen belog dalam BM - initiated by Vincent Lau. 72 bloggers blogged in Malay in the spirit of National Day.

2006 - Project Happy Malaysia - initiated by Vincent Lau. The theme was "heart warming stories about Malaysia". 40 bloggers contributed their stories.

2007 - 50 Posts to Independence - initiated by Nizam Bashir. The idea is to tag one blogger who will tag the next, to post an entry on "anything that makes Malaysia special to that person". A total of 50 bloggers will be tagged in sequence. Each blogger has up to 7 days to make a post. To date, 13 bloggers have contributed, as kept track by Sharizal.


  • I think the right word should be patriotism instead of nationalism.

    Anyway, happy holidays.

    By Anonymous __earth, at 7:00 PM  

  • Who isn't surprised by the rising nationalism of Malaysians in blogs? I am not. It is troubling indeed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:29 PM  

  • Thanks _earth, you are right. I found this on the net:

    'Patriotism is love of country, whereas nationalism is "excessive, narrow or jingoist patriotism; chauvinism; the doctrine that national interest, security, etc., are more important than international considerations" (Webster’s New World Dictionary).'

    I have made the adjustment.

    To anonymous:
    If we are talking about patriotism (forgive my error), I believe that there is nothing to be worried about if people profess their love to the country via the Internet. It just shows how much we care, and would like the country to improve.

    By Blogger June, at 11:49 AM  

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