Selamat Hari Malaysia! Today, 16.9.2011, will go down in history as Najib Razak's day. Nobody expected Malaysia's 6th Prime Minister to have the gumption to scrap the I.S.A. But last night, in a widely-followed Merdeka/Malaysia Day address, he scrapped it. Just like that, and in Bahasa Malaysia, he ended one of colonial Britain's most despised gifts to this nation. The move stunned the usually vociferous political rivals into silence, says the MOLE.* Until way past mignight, the blogs of Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Kit Siang had yet to laud the move.
And laud it we Malaysians must.
Thank you Mr Prime Minister, and thank you to those who have fought to end this colonial legacy.