Merdeka and Malaysia Day

October 2010 JUST A MINUTE
main image
Most countries around the world celebrate a single national day, but in Malaysia there are two anniversaries which are commemorated. Merdeka Day on August 31 celebrates the end of British rule in Malaya; and Malaysia Day marks the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on September 16, 1963, a whole six years after “Merdeka” was proclaimed by Tunku Abdul Rahman (the new Federation brought together Malaya, Singapore, Sabah [North Borneo] and Sarawak). For the very first time this year, Malaysia...

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.