Celebrating everyday Malaysian heroes: This is one Merdeka video you absolutely need to watch

Maxis Merdeka 2015

Merdeka. Malaysia. Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku. Sometimes I question what it means to me. Are we really free? What does it truly mean to be Malaysian?

In many ways, the country is ill. We’re challenged by rising costs and a shaky economy, not helped by political instability and questionable leadership. We’re branded ungrateful when we demand basic rights, transparency and justice. It all does seem rather bleak, no?

But then, there are hundreds and thousands of everyday Malaysians who change my mind. The unsung heroes who show unexpected kindness to others in need. Never a question of colour or creed. There’s no need for a fancy slogan – just empathy, sincerity and the human spirit.

People like 80-year old Uncle San and Shirin Aziha Shahidan; and the Ranau earthquake mountain guides who saved over 150 people. Just people helping random people. And paying it forward.

Watch this touching video (warning: tear-jerker alert) by Maxis – an inspiring true story of 80-year old Uncle San and the kindred spirits who came to his aid.

So, this Merdeka let’s celebrate the heroes and let’s not forget that our family is bigger than we think.

Selamat Merdeka, Selamat Hari Kebangsaan and Selamat Hari Malaysia 2015!

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