Malaysia’s 50th Merdeka Day

August 31, 2007 · Posted in Anything 

Merdeka Day

Today, 31st August 2007, celebrates Malaysia’s 50th Merdeka Day, commemorating 50 years of independence. Merdeka Day is also seen like a National Day. Not a Malaysia origin myself, but Singapore and Malaysia do have a lot to share in common. Below is the history of how it comes about.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, led a delegation to London in 1956 to hold talks with the British Government concerning independence for Malaysia. At that time, Malaysia is still part of British colony. Convinced by the representatives of the delegates, the British Government set upon a date for its independence; that is, 31st August 1957.

On the eve of that momentous day, the Malayan flag was hoisted to replace the Union Jack at the Selangor Club Padang (which currently known as Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square). The Proclamation of Independence was read by the Tunku the following morning. Since the, this day was celebrated every year by Malaysian of all races.

Happy 50th Merdeka Day!

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