There had been quite a number of stories in cyberspace lately about some Johoreans wanting to be different.
They feel that they are better then their fellow Malaysians just because they are Johoreans.
Some went as far as saying that it's better for Johor to get out of Malaysia as it can survives on its own.
Well, I'm a Johorean and proud of my home state, but loyalty to my country Malaysia is more important.
Basically, I love my home state the same way others love their hometown or kampung, or something like that.
It's not excessive to the point of being stupid.
These days I find some Johoreans' love for their state has reached a worrying level.
Just look at the comments in relation to the claim by Tunku Mahkota Johor about police tapping his handphone,
I don't think even TMJ wants Johoreans to comment about it the way some of them did.
Want to get out from Malaysia and be like Brunei?
Don't be silly, okay.
We, Johoreans are known to be progressive people, so let us be more matured and realistic about things around us.
Anyway, I don't subscribe to the so-called Bangsa Johor thing nor do I support the JDT football team.
I don't really watch football that much nowadays.
Actually, I don't even believe in the Bangsa Malaysia concept.
What's more if it's Bangsa Johor.
See, that's the reality of things.
For me, all these concepts were cooked up by politicians and people with vested interest, and we like stupid sheep agreed and followed what they told us to believe.
That should't be the case.
We are intelligent people.
We live in a free democratic country and we have the right to think for ourselves.
That's enshrined in the constitution, okay.
We are all Malaysians of pelbagai bangsa, budaya, agama and adat resam.
We are different but united in this single country we call tanah tumpahnya darah ku.
That's what I believe Malaysians, including myself to be.
Let us stay that way.