Must Read: A new love story that has taken 46 years to bloom by Azmi Anshar1Malaysia, 2National days. I see this as one of the more significant moves made by Najib under his 1Malaysia dream. On 16/9/63 Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore* joined Malaya, which achieved its Merdeka/Independence on 31/8/57, to form Malaysia as we know and love it today.
NST 19/10: PM declares Malaysia Day on Sept 16 to be a public holiday from next year.
BH 19/10: Najib isytihar 16 September sebagai cuti umum Hari Malaysia mulai tahun depan, ini bermakna rakyat akan raikan dua hari kebangsaan.
This is an opportunity to teach our children and ourselves the significance of the two dates and why they are both equally important to Malaysians.
*Singapore left in 1965 and I have often wondered about what-ifs if Sabah and Sarawak had left too. Would Sabah have been gone to the Philippines and Sarawak to Indonesia? A bit of Wikihistory here.