Celebrating 50 Years Of Independence
Tomorrow our country Malaysia marks 50 years of independence from British rule. The month of August will be filled with a myriad of parades, cultural performances, street shows and carnivals to commemorate the country’s Independence or Merdeka Day on 31st August.
It was on 31st August 1957 when history was made as the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted, with the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj leading the people in the famous shouts of Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! (Independence!)
For more than 30 years, Merdeka Day celebrations have been marked by parades involving uniformed personnel, corporate players, school children, cultural dancers, athletes and Malaysians from all walks of life. However, in recent years, the event has grown into a much anticipated and exciting month-long celebration nationwide. Merdeka to all my Malaysian readers.