Long has been the struggle

In your just journey of Life

Moving ever so slowly but surely

Knowing that the elusive end

Is well worth every sacrifice

To achieve the ultimate aim of

Saving the nation’s soul from

Insidious intolerance

And leading it increasingly towards a

New national harmony

Graced by a Malaysian majority

May this materialise in your lifetime, so

Press on, press on, as you see the finish line!

Editor’s Note: Lim Kit Siang celebrates his 70th birthday this February. He was first elected Member of Parliament in the 1969 general elections. He blogs at blog.limkitsiang.com.