This is something that have been bothering me for a while now and I feel it is only right if I speak my mind out on this matter. It's about the question of patriotism and being 'grateful'.
A lot of Malaysians seem to get the idea of patriotism wrongly. To them, if you go against your government, it means that you're not patriotic. Please do understand the difference between your country and your government. I serve my country, not my government. I'm tied to my country, not my government.
Another thing which really irks me is people who labelled those who disagree with the government's decision as 'ungrateful'. In my opinion, the grateful one should be the government because of the PEOPLE who elected them to govern. It is their duty to serve the people as well as they can, should they fail, there is always a thing called GENERAL ELECTIONS where we can vote a different government.
Have you ever seen people who say "if you don't like the government, go to a different country! So ungrateful". I would say that these people actually know nothing. Personally I love my country. And I visualize and picture my country in a different way from what it is today. Maybe you guys are happy with the current state of Malaysia is in. Truth is, I'm not. I want a better Malaysia.
Let's assume Malaysia is a little child who has so much potential. Everyone sees the sparkle in the child that one day, the child would grow up to be a very successful person. But it did not happen because the child took the wrong path which he/she ended up being just an average person. To me, this little child reflects the state of Malaysia today.
So the next time anyone label you as 'ungrateful' because you want a better Malaysia, ask them to read this. If it does not change their mind, they probably don't have one.