Malaysia Celebrates 50 Years of Independence (“Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka”)

It is 31 August 2007, Malaysia celebrate her 5oth Year of Independence.

In brief here is the history.

The independence of Malaysia is different from much of the independence of other countries. What makes it so different? It is a peaceful independence achieved by holding talks with the British. No other country has ever done that before Malaysia. Additionally, the Malaysian independence was realised by three people with different culture and religion. It is amazing how independence was gained that way.

After independence in 1957, Kuala Lumpur was the capital of the Federation of Malaya and continued to be the capital of the renamed Federation of Malaysia in 1963. For the occasion of independence, A large stadium, Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), was built, where Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, declared Malaya’s independence in front of a massive crowd. On the glorious day of 31 August 1957, Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman proudly declared the independence of Malaya (now Malaysia) by shouting out “Merdeka” seven times at the Merdeka Stadium.

Since that day onwards, the people of Malaysia promised to renew the political, economical and social structure in order to reduce the gap among the society. It is no easy job as there are many challenges ahead.

Therefore, we, as the younger generation and citizens of Malaysia, must protect our country from any harmful sources. We should work hard together to gain superiority and not to be left behind. Though education plays an important role, but it will only be successful the people are willing to contribute and sacrifice. The quality of independence is indirectly proportional to the action taken by its people to maintain and strenghten it.

Malaysia already 50…I am at 41…so let’s progress further for more betterment of the country Malaysia and also for ourselves.

In my language, Bahasa Malaysia, …”Selamat Hari Merdeka Malaysia …… Keranamu Malaysia …”


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  1. James - Visualized.Feel.Abundance on September 1st, 2007

    Happy Birthday Malaysia! 🙂


  2. roslimh on September 3rd, 2007

    Thanks, James.

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