Monday, December 29, 2008

No New Year Celebration

As we are approaching the new year of 2009, something gonna change so early where there will be no official new year celebration and as to me this is a positive change. The Federal Government made the decision not to have an official new year celebration on the basis of the economic problem that we are facing right now and most important as a respect to the coming of Maal Hijrah (1 Muharram 1430 H) this 29th December 2008.

The Minister, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said, Malaysians are recommended to celebrate the new year 2009 in moderate event and are recommended to have religious ritual according to their respective religions. As a few problems had been occurred in our beloved Malaysia, all Muslims should held a "solat hajat" and read of Yasin as the year 2009 will be a more challenging year for all Malaysians.

To non-Muslim, they should also do a religious ritual as the better activities during the new year according to their religions. Christian people in their method and same go to Hindus and Buddhist. However, if there are private organisations that want to do a new year celebration, they just can do it but don't cross over the border, There must be a limitation in the celebration. The government does not put any border but as a person who can think rightfully, should know what the border is.

With no official new year celebration, a good thing is, it can be a way to avoid bad activities among Muslim youths, and also among non-Muslim youths. Teenagers take the opportunities during the new years celebration to do many kinds of bad activities and involving in social problem, At least this coming new year, with no celebration, it will bring some positive impacts. It also should be realized a long time ago, the new year celebration is only a waste of money.

However, everyone is hoping the year 2009 will be a better year.



new year with no celebration? great..