Jeanne “Madame Dumpling” Badawi and Patriotism.
Posted by ella-mae on July 28, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) — The hibiscus should be promoted again as a symbol of true warriorship, the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah said today.
She said the choice of the hibiscus as the Warriors’ Day logo was appropriate since the flowers symbolised bravery and sincerity of soldiers in their fight to safeguard the country’s sovereignty.
“Let us together enliven the tradition of having the hibiscus to mark Warriors’ Day,” she said when launching the Warriors Day campaign here, Sunday.
She also said there was a need to enhance public awareness and understanding on the concept of the Warriors’ Day campaign and celebration.
“Warriors Day is not merely a day when there is ceremonial parade at the National Monument or raising donations for ex-servicemen.
“It is also to nurture spirit of patriotism in the society,” she added.
Jeanne also advised the people not to allow themselves to be influenced by negative elements which were trying to disrupt racial unity and stability in the country.
She also called for more quarters, both from the public and privare sectors, to participate in programmes that could help promote patriotism and those held in memory of the fallen heroes who died while protecting the country.
At the function, Jeanne received contributions from corporate organisations for the Warriors” Fund and also presented aid to several ex-servicemen and widows of those killed while on duty.
Does Madame Dumpling even know what patriotism means?
Jeanne darling, I doubt you and your hapless husband could ever comprehend what patriotism really means let alone wanting to now promote it. Patriotism is one’s deep love, devotion and loyalty to his country. And right… we all know just how “deeply” your family loves this country… enough to rob her continuously!
Allow me to give you a little tuition about the Bunga Raya 😉 and what it should really mean to all Malaysians.
The Bunga Raya or hibiscus was chosen to be the national flower by our country’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj in 1960. The flower which is found in abundance throughout Malaysia first arrived via trade from its original home in the Far East in the 11th century.
Known for its medicinal properties, the plant’s roots are used as cure for fever, while the juice acquired from the leaves is said to be effective in relieving skin eruptions and glandular problems. The petals are commonly used by women to darken and highlight their eyebrows.
Incidentally, this flower is also a native national emblem for the stolen generation of indigenous peoples of Australia. I heard your husband has a home (homes? maybe) there 🙂
In Malaysia, the five-petal Hibiscus rosa sinensis was chosen over other hibiscus varieties as the most symbolically relevant because it represents the RUKUNEGARA (the Five Principles of Nationhood). The colour red signifies courage.
The Rukunegara is the Malaysian pledge of allegiance indicative of the country’s national philosophy and ideology. It was mooted in 1970 to promote and encourage national unity amongst the different ethnic races of Malaysia. The reading of the Rukunegara is compulsory at every official event. The pledge is recited weekly in all public schools in Malaysia.
Do you still remember the Rukunegara, Jeanne. Read below to refresh your memory.
MAKA KAMI, rakyat Malaysia berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip berikut:
KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN.
KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA.
KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN.
Maybe your Bahasa Malaysia is not so good… so let me give you the English translation.
NOW THEREFORE WE, the people of Malaysia, pledge to concentrate the whole of our energy and efforts to achieve these ambitions based on the following principles.
BELIEF IN GOD.
LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY.
THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION.
THE RULE OF LAW.
COURTESY AND MORALITY.
I wonder who wrote you the speech for the event, Jeanne. Did Khairy write it? You advised the people of Malaysia to not be influenced by negative elements that were only trying to cause disruption to racial unity and stability in this country?????
Aiya, Madame Dumpling… is your brain made of dumplings also ah? To start with, is there even racial unity in this country? And who is the real cause of the instability in Malaysia ah?
Perhaps you should read what Barbie posted here and here. Meet my friend Barbie, he can teach you more than a thing or two about patriotism. He may be young but the boy has a lot of fire in his heart and he is passionate about his country. Unlike you Badawis la!
Don’t forget to read our Madame’s (she is a better looking, classier Madame) Malaysia… Truly Asia? post.
And what stability are you muttering about la? Malaysia is in a mess: no thanks to your husband and his racist predecessor. Both have managed to turn Malaysia into the laughing stock of South East Asia.
So what patriotism are you talking about?
You lot who are bent on destroying this country and her people with your greed for more power and more money are the last people who should even be discussing patriotism and its nature.
Oh wait… I get it! I get it now…
I remember now the late Endon and her batik promotions.
Well Jeanne Badawi too wants her own “trademark product” and it’s the hibiscus for her.
Madame Dumpling wants the hibiscus to be promoted as a symbol of true patriotism.
Maybe this is another opportunity for your family to make money? More private-sector sponsored endorsement to promote the Bungaraya, perhaps. More money maybe for your own daughters… since they got in so late into the game. One of them owns an event company, right? The same one that handled the launch event for The Pavilion 😉