By Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Every time Lim Mei Fen hears the patriotic song Warisan by the late Datuk Sudirman Arshad, she cannot help but tear up.

The 31-year-old has spent an inordinate amount of time delving into the meaning behind the lyrics of the song. This was because for the last four years, she has made it part of her ‘homework’ to learn the song as well as a few other Malay songs in an effort to improve her mastery of the Malay language.

“I didn’t use to be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia. When I was given the role of Puteri Hang Li Po in the theatre performance “Takhta 3 Ratu’ four years ago, I could only read the script without fully understanding it.

“So I worked at improving my Bahasa Malaysia by speaking and listening to Malay songs. When I finally comprehended the meaning behind Warisan, I could not help but be moved to tears. It made me grateful to be born Malaysian,” she told Bernama.

As a final year student at the National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (Aswara)’s Faculty of Theatre, Lim found living among the multiracial campus community has taught her a lot about the meaning of unity.

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