Brandon John Lipaul, 24
A short while back, Facebook was awash with rainbow-hued profile pictures, a sign of support for the LGBT movement. That so many people in Malaysia took this stand is, to Brandon, a positive sign of the times. Not only did it bring people together, it also showed that what was once considered a sensitive issue is gaining wider acceptance. Most of all, it taught Brandon the importance of not passing judgement but to accept that everyone has the right to live the life they want.
MyTeksi has been asking Malaysians what Merdeka means to them. Brandon says:
“It represents that this country I was born in accepts me, it reminds me that I have a home here and that I belong to this nation. We are a nation that has great potential, a story that I can share with people when I tell them that I come from Malaysia. I am proud to be a Malaysian.”
Title of video Bunga Raya
Concept To thank the unsung heroes who help make this country a comfortable living environment for the rakyat, stalks of bunga raya were handed out to law enforcers, fire fighters, contractors and general workers, who were also entertained with interesting details about the national flower.