As usual, long in rhetorics and short in substance, Hishamuddin Rais, a one time student activist, who escaped the authorities and cowardly fled the country when most of his friends were incarcerated over the student demonstrations in 1974, had posited his views on the direction of this country.
Basically it was just a rant without any clear solutions. Just like a typical mindset of an opposition leader.
He touches on several issues like, changing the Malaysian flag and national anthem, Islam, independence and the non-existence of Malaysian identity. Sometimes his ideology, especially waxing lyrical about the pre-Umno struggle (Malaysian Communist Party, API, KMM etc) are based on misconceptions and untruths.
For instance, he opined that the first person sentenced to death for fighting for independence against the British (or colonialists) was an indian chap named Gunalan. Obviously he failed to mention Datuk Maharajalela, Tok Janggut and etc.
The other is his assertions that there was an absence of national referendum when we first wanted to choose our nation’s flag when the fact was, there was indeed a nationwide competition and poll on which flag Malayans (at the time) could choose.
But then again, his mind is already saturated with years of anti-establishment propaganda that there is no avenue for rationale thinking.
By the way, from the white paper on Operasi Lalang below, a person by the name Hishamuddin Rais was also mentioned in several paragraphs. I wonder if this person, whom the paper clearly identified as a communist tool is the same person in the video above. If he is the same person, how could we let people with such close ties with Chin Peng freely roaming about and polluting the minds of Malaysians with falsehoods and lies concerning the birth of Malaysia and dictating the direction we should take as a nation?