Thursday, August 30

55th Malaysia Independence Day

31st August 2012 marks the 55th Independence Day for Malaysia from 1957. I don't usually include about politic (if it sounded politically) matters in this post but opinion about one's country Independence is a natural human thoughts so I'm going to share what my opinion towards Malaysia Independence. For a start I'm going to brief about a little history of Malaysia Independence Day.

31st August 1957 : (f.y.i - This information taken from Wikipedia)
On the night of August 30, 1957, crowds gathered at the Royal Selangor Club Padang in Kuala Lumpur to witness the handover of power from the British. Prime Minister-designate Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived at 11:58 pm and joined members of the Alliance Party's youth divisions in observing two minutes of darkness. On the stroke of midnight, the lights were switched back on, and the Union Flag in the square was lowered. The new Flag Of Malaya was raised as the national anthem Negaraku was played. This was followed by seven chants of 'Merdeka' by the crowd. Tunku Abdul Rahman gave a speech hailing the ceremony as "greatest moment in the life of the Malayan people".
On the morning of Saturday, August 31, 1957, the festivities moved to the newly-completed Merdeka Stadium. More than 20,000 people witnessed the ceremony, which began at 9:30 am. Those in attendance included rulers of the Malay states, foreign dignitaries, members of the federal cabinet and citizens.The Queen's representative, the Duke of Gloucester presented Tunku Abdul Rahman with the instrument of independence. Tunku then proceeded to read the Proclamation of Independence, which culminated in the chanting of 'Merdeka' seven times with the crowd joining in. The ceremony continued with the raising of the National Flag of Malaya accompanied by the national anthem being played and a 21-gun salute, followed by an azan call and a thanksgiving prayer in honor of this great occasion.

For further reading you can visit  THIS website to read 
more about Malaysia's Independence Day

According to the tittle it said 'Malaysia' Independence Day but actually 31st August 1957 is only meant for Malaya independence which is the West side of Malaysia (Semenanjung Malaysia) it does not include Sabah and Sarawak yet. What I'm trying to say in my opinion is that Malaysia Independence Day shouldn't be on 31st August but instead it should be on 16th September where Sabah and Sarawak joined in and form Malaysia. Sabah Independence Day is on 31st August 1963 and Sarawak Independence Day is on 22nd July 1963. Federation of Malaysia is on 16th September 1963. It can only be called Malaysia Independence Day where all the 13 states has join together and form Malaysia. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I hate my country, I was just stating my opinion like every citizen of their country do or may thought about theirs. Yes, I love my country no doubt about that and I love my state more, hehehe. Here I will end my story for this post. I'm sorry if I'm being selfish or rude for saying about this and offended people about my point of view. Jgn gitu ba kamu, kan kita 1 Malaysia jd pendapat adalah salah satu langkah untuk memperbaiki apa yg kurang (Idk if this has something to do with my post), hahaha. 

My last message to ALL MALAYSIAN out there who is reading my blog


Have a nice day for this holiday and a safe journey to those who will travel to their hometown or anywhere
you might be going to spend time with your beloved ones XD

Yours truly: