September 16, 2010

Fairland Sarawak

 16th Sept would always get me singing Fairland Sarawak...it is just old habits which don't die....



And I am wondering whether I should say "Happy Birthday SArawak"? How old is Sarawak?

Should Sarawak be given its founding year as 1842 when James Brooke was given the right to rule and called the land "Sarawak"?

 An old legend said the name came from the words "Saya SERAH tanah ini kepada AWAK....so combined together the word SERAHWAK was born....."

In 1963 Sept 16th Sarawak and Sabah (the two East Malaysian states )gained independence from the British Colonial Government and HELPED FORM THE NEW NATION OF  Malaysia which has 11 states in Peninsular Malaysia.



Cheers.



7 comments:

Ann said...

Hi CY,

It was so long ago when we sang this song? I don't think I remember the lyrics and the tune. Thanks. I remember the first line.

Now, if we sing it, would we be invited to stay in "Hotel Hilton" courtesy His Royal Majesty and eat Curry rice?

Anonymous said...

In 1963 Sept 16th Sarawak and Sabah (the two East Malaysian states )gained independence from the British Colonial Government and joined Malaysia which has 11 states in Peninsular Malaysia.

>>>>>>Sarawak and sabah didnt joined Malaysia. We helped to form Malaysia!!

Anonymous said...

I made a better version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ig1Q6jLug

enjoy :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry due to some technical problem, I reuploaded the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWTYuMrVX3s Enjoy!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
I believe we do have the freedom to sing Fairland Sarawak...to mean the old and even the new Sarawak...no offence to the West Malaysians and Fed Govt....

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Anony...thanks for the correction...yes...we helped to form Malaysia...

Anonymous said...

SABAHANS OPPOSE FOREIGN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN SABAH

http://wikisabah.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/star-calls-on-locals-to-reject-parti.html

Star calls on locals to reject ‘parti parti Malaya’

“By right, the parti parti Malaya have no business operating in Sabah and Sarawak if we interpret the Malaysia Agreement in letter and spirit”

Daniel John Jambun

The State Reform Party (Star) has called on local voters to rise to the challenge and reject the “parti parti Malaya operating illegally” in Sabah and Sarawak with the Election Commission (EC) and the Registrar of Societies (RoS) turning a blind eye to the 1963 Malaysia Agreement.
The Borneo-based national party, at the same time, urged all local members of the parti parti Malaya “to come back to the right path lest they be accused of being willing to be proxies and stooges of people on the other side of the South China Sea”.
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"Say No to Foreign Interference"

http://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/30117/#more-30117

Comments from Hornbill Unleashed article: Our countries Sabah & Sarawak were already stolen by UMNO Malaya! We were re-colonized from 1963.

The above news article shows the great difference between Sabah and Sarawak politics. Sabahans love their country by standing up to defend their rights from being encroached on by Malayan political parties.

In Sarawak 4 Malayan parties dominate our lives- PBB BN (UMNO puppet) DAP, PAS and PKR. Sarawak politicians how do you serve your country by being led by foreign Malayan politicians???

Where is our pride of having been an independent country from 1842 to 1942?

Why do we agree to be ruled and re-colonized by Malaya in the Malaysia neo-colonial political structure?