As Independence Day inches nearer, our TVs constantly play some of the most patriotic commercials, which are full of love for the country and can be interpreted in many ways.
The meaning of independence can be seen in a wide scope and is not concentrated on merely celebrating the day.
1. Remembering the past
2. Tan Hong Ming
3. Father’s motorcycle
4. Old car
Invention competitions in school make the students more competitive and creative. However, a good behaviour as well as respect for elders should not be forgotten in order to be a well-rounded person. Those are the moral values instilled in this commercial entitled “Old Car”.
5. Special shoes
This commercial tells the story of an individual with only one leg, who later achieves success in life despite his handicap. Physical disability should never be an excuse for anyone to just sit around expecting help from others and to completely give up on life.
Circumcision is the norm for Muslim boys. However, the director of the commercial, the late Yasmin Ahmad, brought this ceremony that is concentrated on one religion to a wider scope in order to encompass the meaning of independence and unity of races in Malaysia.