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16 September 1963, Malaysia Day

16 September 1963, is a sacred date for the Federation of Malaysia in the formation of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore as one entity officially.

Originally proposed date of the Malaysia formation day held on June 1, 1963, before it fixed to August 31, in line with the celebration of Independence Day. Alas, there are too many issues has been raised from Indonesia and the Philippines (boundaries issues, etc), until it can only be realized on 16 September. Continue reading

What is Republicanism?

Republicanism is the ideology of governing a nation as a republic with an emphasis on liberty and the civic virtue practiced by citizens. Republicanism always stands in opposition to aristocracy, oligarchy, and dictatorship. More broadly, it refers to a political system that protects liberty, especially by incorporating a rule of law that cannot be arbitrarily ignored by the government. Continue reading

Nazi salute: Sieg Heil

People of Cheb salute the German troops entering the town in the Anschluss of the Sudetenland in October 1938. - Source Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive)

Etymology
From German Sieg (“victory”) + Heil (“hail”) Continue reading

Learn Russian, Anyone?

You may have a thousand reasons why you should master another language. I am by no means an unformidable thinker. I always believe curiosity will broaden our horizons and help to make us smarter. All right, I just found one cool site that pretty useful for beginner, or travellers to learn Russian. The site teach you how to read Russian letters, phonetic practises, useful phrases, literature and more.

Enjoy the ride
http://rt.com/learn-russian/online-course-for-beginners/

UPDATE:

http://masterrussian.com/blday_greeting.shtml

Nuzul Quran’s day

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.- Muhammad