I can only remark that THE STATE OF AFFAIRS in NegaraKu is in such woeful condition last year, continuing into 2016 and likely into next year, Desiderata is IN NO CELEBRATORY MOOD. Many Malaysians have been turned into WEDNESDAY'S CHILD in the plural for these few years, just because of a CLUELESS CEO and his pet project named 1MDB!
There is hardly any reason to celebrate when the leaders of the country show such BAD LEADERSHIP and CONTEMPT for the IQ of the RAkYAT treating us as KINDERGARTEN KIDS All the time. On Labour Day today, I tell the federal rulers, IMHO, most Malaysians will fare better on AUTO PILOT -- WE DON"T NEED YOUR MISGUIDED SENSE OF LEADERSHIP OR SERVICE BY EXAMPLE. And the FOREIGN WORKERS who come to labour here -- I am talking about some five million? -- both legal and illegal, they are the worst off. Today I won't delve there because it's TOO BIG an issue to be covered in one(wan?) day(die, pronounced the Aussie way?)
Desi has always been in celebratory mood whenever the FIRST OF MAY cometh around; I have writ on these anniversaries the past TEN YEARS, ((check 'em out, you lazy BUMmers!)) because they brought forth significant ap AP ap memories in my not so short life on planet Earth. Save for the past two years and more than likely "deja vu" in feeling low for the near future years, UNLESS... (Desi won't go there/(dare?) 'Cos I can't traverse the ground in one/(wan) day/dae/(die.))
So a neutral way to start, extracting from en.wikipedia.org:~~~
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This article is about Labour Day observances in different countries. For the workers' holiday held on 1 May, see International Workers' Day. For the 2013 American film, see Labor Day (film).
International Workers' Day
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Main article: International Workers' Day
AustraliaCelebrating the Australian labour movement and specifically the achievement of a working day limited to eight hours, the Labour Day public holiday is fixed by the various state and territory governments, and so varies considerably. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours Day). In Western Australia, Labour Day is the first Monday in March. In the Northern Territory and Queensland it is called May Day and occurs on the first Monday in May. It is on the fourth Monday of March in the territory of Christmas Island.
The first march for an eight-hour day by the labour movement occurred in Melbourne on 21 April 1856. On this day stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as being among the first organised workers in the world to achieve an 8-hour day, with no loss of pay.
DESIDERATA: It's always goOd to be start one's name with the first alphabet, for you most times get the first mention; in this case, a country I FONDLY associate with because I served the Australian government for 13years (ASIDE: Thinking Aloud, Still Allowed here/here: did I contribute to the rise/decrease of the AUD?) at its diplomatic mission in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur. The emotions and memories of that period are well reflected in my CURRENT THEME sone, see UP there, knot Down UNder:): Those Were The Days...
PS: May I on May Day seek thy permission to adjourn for my Capitalistic BF now, will come back to resume this write/writHe if DEsi survives the day, O Lord Help me get it through the die...wit' Kis Kristofessen and a sweets lady wit' whom I have a special bondship. Amen -- YL, Desi