Monday, October 19, 2009

Malaysia Day a national holiday is most welcome

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's announcement that Sept 16 will be a national public holiday from next year to commemorate Hari Malaysia is a most welcome development in the long run to celebrate the formation of Malaysia.

He said Malaysia Day will be celebrated with activities to strengthen unity, racial understanding, and the people's achievement in sports, socio-culture, culture and others to light up the spirit of 1Malaysia.

Undeniably, under the 1Malaysia spirit,
Aug 31 and Sept 16 were equally significant.

Aug 31 marks the attainment of independence from colonialism, while Sept 16 were equally significant as Sept 16 ushered the birth of a new and bigger nation called Malaysia although Singapore left the federation in 1965.

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