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Malaysia Day Series by Malaymail

Sep 14, 2018, Malaysia, the early years. Part 3: Lee Kuan Yew's anguish, peace at last Read moreMalaymail

 

Sep 13, 2018, Malaysia, the early years. Part 2: Indonesia's 'Konfrontasi', race riots in Singapore Read moreMalaymail

 

Sep 12, 2018, Malaysia, the early years. Part I: Plucky federation defies the odds (VIDEO) Read moreMalaymail

 

Malaysia Day 2018

Key points from the Malaysia Agreement 1963

Still unclear about what’s in the agreement? We’ve broken it down for you. |Read more >|TheStar

 

Malaysia Day Special - New Hope, New Challenges

MALAYSIA may have been formed in 1963, but believe it or not, it wasn’t until 2010 that Malaysia Day was celebrated as a national public holiday. Prior to that, it was a state holiday only in Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New challenges, renewed hope The Sabah and Sarawak FAQ

MALAYSIA may have been formed in 1963, but believe it or not, it wasn’t until 2010 that Malaysia Day was celebrated as a national public holiday. Prior to that, it was a state holiday only in Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Malaysia today, through the eyes of Bapa dari Sabah, Fuad Stephens’s children

Asgari and Faridah Stephens were only toddlers when the new country called Malaysia was declared on September 16, 1963. The siblings obviously did not know it then but their father, Tun Fuad Stephens was instrumental in negotiating Sabah’s role in the formation of Malaysia back then and would become one of its most talked about politicians in history, as the Bapa Malaysia Dari Sabah (Father of Malaysia From Sabah). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Retracing road to nation's formation on 55th Malaysia Day

Malaysia was officially born on Sept 16, 1963 when Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore formed a federation.|Read more >|NST

 

A Malaysia Day wish for our orang asli, orang asal and other natives

TODAY we celebrate Malaysia Day. A day in 1963 we hoped would take all of us to greater things. That we would build a great nation, together. A great nation is great to its people, and great to its marginalised and oppressed minority, first and foremost. |Read more >|TheStar

 

What do Malaysians look forward to this Malaysia Day?

TODAY Malaysians mark Malaysia Day, the day our nation was formed through the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) signed by four regions – Malaya, North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak, and Singapore. |Read more >|BorneoPost​​

 

The Malaysia Agreement disagreement

Today we celebrate our first Malaysia Day as a “new Malaysia”. But two of the three parties that helped create Malaysia might not have so much cause to celebrate.

FOR over 10 years, activist Zainnal Ajamain has been fighting a seemingly losing battle – to get his home state of Sabah the rights it was promised under the Malaysia Agreement of 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|TheStar

 

What Malaysia and Malaysia Day mean: Sabah and Sarawak leaders

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia. It is also the first time the country is being run at the federal level by a new partnership of political parties and leaders that mirror its inception in 1963. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Don’t leave it tasteless

Anang baka tebu, manis ba pun tang tabar ba ujung. (Do not be like the sugar cane, sweet at the beginning but tasteless at the end),” Tun Temenggong Jugah Barieng reminded the people before the formation of Malaysia on September 16, 1963.|Read more >|TheStar

 

The men who pushed Putrajaya to recognise Malaysia Day

Not many people know it but national recognition of the country’s founding day has been a near 40-year-long effort. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Sabahans eagerly await Dr Mahathir's Malaysia Day address

Today is significant for Sabahans for two reasons: it marks the 55th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia; and will see Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad personally deliver a Malaysia Day message for the first time since becoming the nation’s 7th Prime Minister. |Read more >|NST

 

Sarawak awakens in a new Malaysia

These are interesting times to be Malaysian, and perhaps more so if you come from Sarawak. Fifty-five years into the birth of Malaysia, the pride Sarawakians have in their state has never been stronger. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

As Malaysia hits 55, Sarawakians express hope and frustration in the bid for equality

Despite their increasing vexation at having to demand the return of state rights as agreed 55 years ago, Sarawakians today generally see Malaysia as their home. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

A celebration of hope for Malaysia Day

Malaysians from all walks of life flooded Padang Timur here today to usher in Malaysia Day at the Pesta Harapan Malaysia Unity Concert. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Sabahans excited and welcome Dr M with open arms, says Shafie

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will write another chapter in his long but often troubled association with Sabah when he steps foot here to celebrate Malaysia Day today. |Read more >|TheStar

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Carcosa Seri Negara: Birthplace of Malaysia’s Constitution to be reborn as the beacon of peace

For the uninitiated, Carcosa Seri Negara is actually two separate colonial mansions — Carcosa is the oldest since it was constructed in 1896 at a cost of £25,000 (equivalent to £3,192,650 or RM17 million today). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Report: Dr M says Pakatan manifesto keeps the government in check

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is facing challenges brought about by an election manifesto that has limited its power as the government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a news report today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

M'sians relieved to have removed BN from power, says Tun Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysians today are relieved to have finally removed Barisan Nasional (BN) from power and have Pakatan Harapan (PH) as government after 61 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Vibrant celebration of independence

This year’s National Day celebration saw a change in vibe but it was hardly short on excitement, joy and splendour as the federal administrative capital played the proud host to Malaysians to celebrate the nation’s independence.|Read more >|TheStar

 

People mark Aug 31 with new hope

This year’s National Day is tinged with a sense of new hope. |Read more >|TheStar

 

Carcosa Seri Negara: Birthplace of Malaysia’s Constitution to be reborn as the beacon of peace

For the uninitiated, Carcosa Seri Negara is actually two separate colonial mansions — Carcosa is the oldest since it was constructed in 1896 at a cost of £25,000 (equivalent to £3,192,650 or RM17 million today). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

Report: Dr M says Pakatan manifesto keeps the government in check

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is facing challenges brought about by an election manifesto that has limited its power as the government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a news report today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

M'sians relieved to have removed BN from power, says Tun Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysians today are relieved to have finally removed Barisan Nasional (BN) from power and have Pakatan Harapan (PH) as government after 61 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Dr M: We have been given a second independence

Assalamualaikumand Salam Sejahtera to all Malaysians.

It is for the umpteenth time that we are celebrating the National Day. Officially, it is our 61st National Day, calculated from the announcement of independence on Aug 31, 1957, by Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Malaysia Day Series by Malaymail

 

Sep 14, 2018

Malaysia, the early years. Part 3: Lee Kuan Yew's anguish, peace at last

Malaysia weathered turbulent early years of regional unrest and racial tensions, even losing a member state before finally starting to settle down.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

Sep 13, 2018

Malaysia, the early years. Part 2: Indonesia's 'Konfrontasi', race riots in Singapore

Malaysia's turbulent start as a nation was marked by Indonesia's intense and violent opposition to its formation as well as racial tensions that led to deadly riots in Singapore.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

Sep 12, 2018

Malaysia, the early years. Part I: Plucky federation defies the odds (VIDEO)

The formation of Malaysia in 1963 was set against a backdrop of conflict in Southeast Asia, communist insurgencies, accusations of imperialism, race tensions, and Indonesia's undeclared war on the fledgling federation. |Read more >|Malaymail

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Sep 02, 2018

It’s time for tough love

by Philip Golingai

This time last year, I wrote about my longing for a better Malaysia, and how my utter belief that this was possible would always triumph over my many moments of despair. There was just too much good in this country for us to ever give up hope.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Sep 01, 2018

What Aug 31 means to Sabah

by Zainah Anwar

“Never knew Sabah has an Independence Day,” says a 40-something friend from Peninsular Malaysia in a WhatsApp message to me.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 31, 2018

Never ever forget that we the people make a nation
by THE STAR SAYS

The National Archives website has brief descriptions of the Aug 31 celebrations in certain years from 1958 to 2003. These have been extracted from newspaper reports and the idea for doing so is “to remind us all to always appreciate and be grateful for our independence”.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 31, 2018

Placing a bid in ideas
by Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin

At a recent panel session on the status of institutional reforms after 100 days of the new government, there was unanimous optimism that enough manifesto pledges would be implemented over the next five years such that the Malaysia of 2023 would be better than the Malaysia of today.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 30, 2018

Restoring the spirit of independence
by Shad Saleem Faruqi

In conjunction with our 61st anniversary of independence, a few NGOs organised a forum on Tuesday night on the topic “Malaysia Baru – 61 Years After Merdeka, Do Ethnicity & Religion Matter?”.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 27, 2018

Merdeka also about economic freedom
by Martin Khor

It's a few days more to National Day. It’s a good time to remember that nothing is more precious than our independence, where we have the right and means to determine our own economic and social policies.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 26, 2018

The true Merdeka spirit
by Jahaberdeen M. Yunoos

What does Merdeka mean? |Read more >|TheStar

 

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National Day celebrated with patriotism nationwide

The 61st National Day celebration was enlivened with the participation of Malaysians from all walks of life and diverse racial backgrounds, reflecting a spirit of patriotism and love for Malaysia at the various locations nationwide. |Read more >|SunDaily

DPM calls on Malaysians to work together towards a more developed, harmonious nation

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today called on all Malaysians to celebrate the National Day this year by observing the meaning of New Malaysia and working together towards a more developed and harmonious nation in the post-independence era. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

PH guarantees justice for all after 'second independence': Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight gave the assurance that the Pakatan Harapan government guaranteed justice for all the people after their having achieved the "second independence" by rejecting a ruthless regime. |Read more >|SunDaily

Hundreds of thousands flock to Putrajaya to celebrate Merdeka with first Pakatan govt

In a show of patriotic spirit, an estimated 100,000 people have gathered at Dataran Putrajaya here this morning to catch the National Day parade in conjunction with the country’s 61st independence anniversary. |Read more >|Malaymail

Malaysians unite to celebrate historic National Day in a new Malaysia

National Day 2018 is driving home the message of patriotism and the importance of unity for the well-being of the nation as enthusiastic Malaysians thronged Putrajaya and millions more watched live broadcast of the celebration. |Read more >|TheStar

 

'Historic' Merdeka Day celebration kicks off in Putrajaya

Tens of thousands of Malaysians are gathered at the administrative capital to witness the national-level celebration of the 61st Merdeka Day here. Some 300,000 people are ultimately expected to attend the grand celebration.|Read more >|NST

 

Building a new beginning on shared values

THERE will be something very different about the National Day celebration this year. In previous years, government representatives flanking the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the main stage during the Aug 31 Merdeka parade were from the Alliance, which later expanded to become Barisan Nasional. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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