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Happy Birthday Malaysia!

August 31, 2007

Today we celebrate Malaysia’s 50th year of independence!

Its been 50 years since Malaysia was released from the British occupation in 1957.

I’m glad they changed the theme for this year, ‘Malaysia Gemilang’, which means Outstanding Malaysia. The past few years have always been ‘KeranaMu Malaysia’, which means Because Of You, Malaysia. The ‘Keranamu Malaysia’ song is still sung, and I’m not surprised if a new one titled ‘Malaysia Gemilang’ comes out soon.

That pic up there is one of the most seen pictures in Malaysia history. It features our first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman shouting ‘Merdeka’ (Independance) for 7 times at the Merdeka Stadium.

Today at the celebration, Prince Andrew came to see the show. I’m sure he was quite bored…? Hehe. The king and queen looked very entertained though.

Even Google is joining in the celebration:

Ironically, today’s the day Princess Diana died 10 years ago in the infamous car crash. But thats by-the-by now.

Hope this year will bring more prosperity! Happy birthday Malaysia! And Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan to all Malaysians!

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