Malaysia National Day, which is also known as Malaysia Independence Day or ‘Hari Merdeka’ in Malay, is observed on August 31 every year to commemorate the Malayan Declaration of Independence of August 31, 1957. It is defined in Article 160 of the constitution of Malaysia as the official independence day when the country gained its freedom from British rule.
First Malaysian prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman led a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in 1956 to negotiate with the British for independence. An agreement was reached on February 8, 1956, for Malaysia to gain independence from British rule. However, due to some logistical and administrative reasons, the actual independence of Malaysia was declared the next year on August 31, 1957.
Malaysia gained her independence from Great Britain in 1957. Over 20,000 people gathered in Merdeka Square to mark the occasion, including the Duke of Gloucester, the King and Queen of Thailand and the Prime Minister of India. The first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, chanted some of the most iconic words in Malaysian history, “Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka”.
Up until September 16, 1963, Malaysia was still known as the Federation of Malaya. Two years after Singapore left the federation in 1961, the Bornean states of Sabah and Sarawak merged with Peninsula Malaya to form the new Malaysia.
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Malaysian.
May God continue to uplift the country’s glory!
Happy Independence day to My fellow Malaysian armys..
We have demonstrated to our colonial masters that we are worthy of independence.
Let us all come together to help our glorious nation move forward. Happy Hari Merdeka Malaysia National Day!
Independence gave us the opportunity to govern the country according to our vision, hopes and dreams as a sovereign nation.
One Nation, One Vision, One Identity…No nation is perfect, it has to be made so. Happy Hari Merdeka Malaysia National Day.
Happy Independence Day to you. Today let’s celebrate those who shed their blood for our freedom. They are the ones who deserve the glory!
We need more people like you who are loyal and honest to this country. Happy Independence Day to the most inspiring person I’ve ever met!
“Independence comes with responsibility and on Malaysia Independence Day, we as the citizens of Malaysia must fulfill all our responsibilities to keep our nation safe and growing.”
Let’s honor the valiant heroes who made us the proudest of all human and mightiest of all nation. May the glory of this day be your inspiration for tomorrow!
May this Independence Day bring fortune and success for each and every one of us. May our country see more progress in the coming years! Happy independence day of Malaysia!
“They gave away everything to give us an independent nation and we must also work hard to leave a nation our generations will always be proud of…. Warm wishes on Malaysia Independence Day.”
“Today we can enjoy freedom and independence, enjoy the comforts and rights we are given as a citizen…. Wishing you a very Happy Malaysia Independence Day my dear.”
Always stand for what you believe, stand for what is right and stand for what you desire. True freedom lies where the mind is without fear. Happy independence day of Malaysia 2021!
Independence comes with responsibility and on Malaysia Independence Day, we as the citizens of Malaysia, must fulfill all our responsibilities to keep our nation safe and growing.
“A country is not just a piece of land but a home for many people who deserve to be independent and free…. On that note, wishing a very Happy Malaysia Independence Day to all.”
“Many lives were sacrificed, many battles were fought before we finally got independent…. Today is a very special day and warm wishes on Malaysia Independence Day to you.”
Those who won our Independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. May we all be courageous enough to take Malaysia to greater heights. Happy Hari Merdeka Malaysia Independence Day 2021.