I testify that I shiver not
From the weather humid and hot
Under thick blankets of clouds dark with anger
That promise of rain yet refuse to deliver.
But only yield a pittance some drops of water
While continuing to stifle the air and smother.
Inducing suffocating thoughts that our brighter citizens
Have gone for better promises in other nations.
Leaving us to shout slogans of 'boleh' falsely proud.
Empty halls where once our finest students crowd
Mingled with the children of who's who in society
Standing tall in their achievements with propriety.
Their parents and relatives beaming with pride.
Friends of different races cheered from every side
Now hide behind their titles in secret shame.
Whose children excel because of their name.
Will our future generations have to hold
Still, the epitaphs that read in bold
'Beneath here lies meritocracy'
In exchange for racial pride and supremacy.
But who weeps in vain for this nation
In the onslaught of globalisation
Unable to unite every citizen's brain or might
We fail in our ability to stand upright?
Wake up now every Malaysian
Whether or not you love this nation
Honestly toil and sweat for what each truly craves Live by your conscience break the rules not Positions of power be neither sold nor bought
Live by your conscience break the rules not
Positions of power be neither sold nor bought
Else all shall vanish under the global waves.