This Hari Raya Aidilfitri must be a really special one because it is celebrated under a new government. The economic situation might not have improved. That might take some time before we see evidences of it. But, surely, an oppressive yoke has been lifted off our shoulders with the ousting of the previous government!
That should make this festive season even more celebratory! Not much difference in the amount of money to spend, but, we may be happier! A couple of people have told me how happy they are that the BN government has been booted out! And, they add: “Many people are happy!”
Indeed, we are. So, while Malaysian Muslims celebrate Aidilfitri in this new atmosphere of hope for a better Malaysia, the rest of us can also celebrate with them, visiting open houses or just taking a break! And, if you are a Klang Valley resident, enjoy driving around breezily on the city’s traffic-free roads!
Selamat Hari Raya!