Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Malaysia Day

Happy Malaysia Day to all citizens of Malaysia.

Today (16 September 2012) is a celebration that marks the formation of the Malaysian federation on 16-09-1963, whereby Malaya, North Borneo (renamed Sabah), Sarawak, and Singapore joined together to form Malaysia.

Hari kebangsaan 2012
Cultural dances by Sabah's multi-ethnic groups during the August 31 merdeka celebration a couple of weeks ago. Photo: Victor Lo/InsightSabah.

There are two significant dates for Sarawak and Sabah prior to the formation of Malaysia:
  1. Sarawak gained its transitional administration from Britain on July 22, 1963, 
  2. North Borneo (Sabah) began its transitional administration from the Britain on August 31, 1963

During this year's Malaysia Day celebration, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak called for a stop to debate over Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, saying both the dates were meaningful and important in the country’s history. Quite rightly so, and it should be taken in good faith.

This year's celebration was in Bintulu, Sarawak.

☺  ☺    "SELAMAT HARI MALAYSIA"  ☺  ☺  


Mr Lonely said...

Happy Malaysia Day~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

ch000tz axoera ヅ said...

I love you Malaysia!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Wow, I had no idea that Malaysia was formed of separate nations like this. I don't know nearly enough history of that part of the world! I hope one day I'll get to visit.

Aki said...

Yeah, I'm a Malaysian Boy after all.. :p.. ha ha ha..