Monday, October 19, 2009

Why September 16th?

After my post on Malaysia New Public Holiday, I've received numerous emails on the topic (its not exactly a topic as it was a BREAKING NEWS! - source given to me direct from Dewan Parliament!). Some were arguing, why?-don't we have enough public holidays? Some are happy (well, more extra day for not working, why not!). Some were wondering why that particular date? Some were asking, it will just be like Malaysia's Independent day or such. Some even comment: "Yes, the best leader ever for Malaysia!" (Just because of the given holiday??).

Do you know why September 16th?

On August 31st 1957, we are known as Malaya and not yet as Malaysia. The history for Malaysia begin when 16th September 1963, Sabah and Sarawak obtained their independence from British and at the same time Malaysia was formed. This is when Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore agreed to form a federation with one constitution - the Federal Constitution. However, due to a political reason, Singapore left the constitution.

Malaya + Sabah + Sarawak ----> Malaysia
What do you think? :: I rest my case for now ::

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