Saturday, September 1, 2012

Merdeka Day 2012

Source: The Star

Malaysia celebrated Merdeka Day yesterday, Aug 31, marking 55 years of independence from Britain. The country has come a long way and achieved much though sadly, we have fallen behind in some key areas. Democracy and equality in their true sense are not practised in this country. Hopefully, it won't take another 55 years to achieve the true state of democracy and equality.

The image above shows the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, waving to tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil for the Promises Fulfilled rally in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebrations last night.

The theme for this year's Independence Day is '1Malaysia Promises Fulfilled' which some say is politically-inclined and does not reflect a theme for the nation's celebration of independence.

National Day parade (The Star)

A little update on the Merdeka Day celebration in Kuala Lumpur yesterday..

A belated Happy Merdeka Day nevertheless. A Google Malaysia doodle to commemorate the occasion of the 2012 Merdeka Day. The logo depicts Malaysia's national flower, the Hibiscus.


  1. i think i am more interested to see photos and coverage of the march on the night before merdeka day~~ :p

  2. when i was a kid i used to wake up early and watch the marching in TV every merdeka day but now....

  3. Happy Merdeka Day!

  4. SK, was there a march the night before? I thought the parade was on Merdeka Day morning itself? If you are interested, The Star Gallery has more pictures.

  5. Small Kucing, same here. These days, I don't even remember to watch it. I guess, we have outgrown the excitement of watching a parade.

  6. Lina, read that you had a fun run with someone cycling along. How sweet!

  7. Happy belated Independence Day! Yikes, you guys have lots of special days! ^^

  8. Happy Merdeka day~ =)

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..