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Play Majullah Jaga Besar on National Day

In Humour on 14/02/2016 at 3:09 pm

I refer to this: http://themiddleground.sg/2016/02/12/god-save-the-key/

Middle Ground is ang moh tua kee isit?

Why can’t we just sing Majulah Kunchi (same tune and lyrics as Majulah Singapura with “Kunchi”, the Malay word for “key” for “Singapura” when the command Hormat (i.e. Salute) Presidente is given at the National Day parade?

Better still, we can use “Jaga Besar” (“Chief Watchman”) instead of “Kunchi”.

Mari kita rakyat Jaga Besar
sama-sama menuju bahagia;
Cita-cita kita yang mulia,
berjaya Jaga Besar.

Marilah kita bersatu
dengan semangat yang baru;
Semua kita berseru,
Majulah Jaga Besar,
Majulah Jaga Besar!

Marilah kita bersatu
dengan semangat yang baru;
Semua kita berseru,
Majulah Jaga Besar ,
Majulah Jaga Besar!

We can sing Majullah Singapura on other occasions.

Australian protocol is to play and sing God Saves the Queen when the Queen is present in person, followed by the national anthem. The national anthem is Advance Australia Fair and is played at other times. I think NZ has the same practice.

Tomorrow, I’ll post on why Nathan is wrong to equate himself with the Queen of the United Kingdom.

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  1. not many people know Bahasa la. I for one do not understand your lyrics. Is it the national anthem lyrics with slight changes?

    Can translate? 😛

    • You also don’t understand English isit? I wrote Why can’t we just sing Majulah Kunchi (same tune and lyrics as Majulah Singapura with “Kunchi”, the Malay word for “key” for “Singapura” when the command Hormat (i.e. Salute) Presidente is given at the National Day parade?

      Better still, we can use “Jaga Besar” (“Chief Watchman”) instead of “Kunchi”.

      You from TRLand isit?

      • Relak lah CI, he’s referring to the actual lyrics of national anthem. Unlike schools of the 1950s & 1960s, schools are now not very malay-language oriented — most are not even taught properly the meaning of the words in the national anthem, let alone the correct pronunciation.

        Btw, op — you can simply copy & paste into Google Translate for a passable interpretation.

  2. The Welsh and Scots have their own anthem and now the English want a non-Monarch related anthem.

  3. Taz wat ones get choosing him because he’s a minority race.
    Jaga Besar? when $4 billion slipped through to IMF without his knowledge?

    Maybe the Presidential Election Reform Committee should take note.

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