Salam Aidil Fitri. Maaf zahir dan batin.
Praise be to Allah for His blessing and kindness which enables us to celebrate the conclusion of Ramadhan. May Allah accept our deeds during the holy month of Ramadhan and may we be blessed again to celebrate the next coming Ramadhan, God willing.
Praise be to Allah for the successful release of the hostages on board of MISC's Melati 2 and Melati 5. Kudos to the MISC team of negotiators, with the strong support from our very own Malaysian Royal Navy.
My condolence to the family of Raja Petra Kamaruddin for being set apart and not able to celebrate Syawal together as a family. Although I don't like Petra's writings (and being barred from writing commentaries in MalaysiaToday.net), I think being set apart from one's love ones on this joyous day is indeed painful and heartbreaking. Petra must be cursing Anwar like hell for failing to take over the Federal Government on Anwar's own self-imposed deadline of 16 September 2008. Before his detention, Petra did mention that he hoped to be set free when Anwar become Prime Minister on 916. Of course, apart from Petra, so many other people out there believed in Anwar's own greed and fantasy.
I hope that we Malaysians will continue to celebrate Hari Raya in unity. But I think Anwar and his greed gang will use this occasion to continue their attacks against the weak government of Pak Lah, particularly in the wake of the impending transition of power. Our period of political uncertainty and disunity will continue. And no thanks to the global financial turmoil, things will definitely not be getting better anytime soon.
We can only pray to Allah to provide us with strong guidance and strength to go through this troubling time.