Social media takes centre stage on Malaysia Day

by | Sep 16, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Despite Malaysia not having a full-fledge Malaysia Day celebration, some citizens have taken to social media to express their love for the nation.

Red Hong Yi, a Sabahan-born artist, shared on Facebook how she used everyday materials to create Malaysia Day masterpieces. She revealed her artworks were based on Malaysian veterans during the war and began the work in November 2020.

She said one of her missions as an artist is to tell stories, especially meaningful ones about history, culture and heritage.

“There was a lot I didn’t know about that the war and the vets – about the pain and reality of war, how it affected their families and lives, and their deep love for the country,” she admitted.

But she took the chance to meet with veterans and was deeply touched by how there were so many Malaysians of various backgrounds who fought for our country.

As a Sabahan herself she hopes these artworks will present East Malaysians as an equal to the West.

JinnyboyTV had also taken to social media to captivate Malaysians with their Malaysia Day video. The video was to prove that Malaysians are the ones that make the nation beautiful.

The point of view was from a foreigner and why they fell in love with the multicultural country. Jagajeet, the main character in the video, takes viewers to the events of the past year.

He referenced the political turmoil as well as the Lawan group who had fought for injustice.

Although with such division among people and political ideologies, Malaysians still found reasons to help one another.

Malaysians had provided support to white flag bearers, Malaysians volunteering to rescue Kedah residents during the recent floods, and encouraging others to be vaccinated to end the pandemic.

Malaysians commented that the video was a meaningful effort and represents the values of a Malaysian.