first of all i think its not too late to congratulate our national football team for their heroics performance in the recently concluded AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 as the new champions in the South East Asia..
this was the second title we captured after ended 20 long years of gold medal in 2009 Sea games in Laos.. so hopefully in the year 2011 will bring more glory to our country.. k. rajagopal was instrumental in guiding the team..
after our triumph, there were voices wanted the name to be changed from 'Harimau Malaya' to 'Harimau Malaysia'.. why all of sudden this issue had to be brought up by certain people? the name of 'Harimau Malaya' had been used for many years, in fact in 1970's..
the reason behind this was they said that this name (harimau malaya) does not reflect the concept of 1Malaysia.. the sabahan and sarawakian were left behind.. this is not true.. because in 1970's when the national team qualified for the olympics in Moscow, after beating south korea 2-1, we have one sarawak player who played for the team that is Jalil Ramli.. but no one raised up about the name of 'Harimau Malaya'..
but now i can see some people try to manipulate this name.. they must remember that the name was used more than four decades... in that case, Universiti Malaya also had to change to Universiti Malaysia... because it does not reflects the concept of 1 Malaysia..
please put a stop to this ridiculous and unnecessary thing and let just focused on the national team...