There Was Only PERSEKUTUAN TANAH MELAYU or MALAYA 53 Years Ago
Today is our 53rd INDEPENDENCE DAY. The celebration in Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, was low-key by any standard, partly to allow key performers some energy to reserve in this fasting month of Ramadhan.
Despite its scale, the organisers have to be congratulated, for infusing FRESH AIR into the way such occassions are celebrated. Audio-visual effects used to the full, which were only possible in an enclosed stadium, have allowed the audience, leaders and rakyat alike, to feel their blood-flow infused with PATRIOTIC FERVOURS. On their way home, both the participants and the audience, must have cherished the occasion as ONE OF THE BEST Independence Day celebration for a long long time.
31st August every year has been regarded as MALAYSIA DAY, or INDEPENDENCE DAY. However, many may have overlooked the fact that MALAYSIA was only formed on 16th September 1963, with the merger of the states of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu and other British colonies of Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak.
The date 31st August 1957 was infact the Independence Day of PERSEKUTUAN TANAH MELAYU, in English ‘MALAYA’.