Merdeka PETRONAS National & Malaysia Day 2015: #Akrab

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PETRONAS National & Malaysia Day 2015 TVC.. If you believe, with all your heart, that the only thing nicer than having a friend is being one yourself, then you’ll surely take great delight in this short story. Selamat Hari Merdeka!!!

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PETRONAS Merdeka & Malaysia Day 2015: The Making of #Akrab

MALAYSIA HARI MERDEKA

Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on 31 August each year. This should not be confused with Hari Malaysia (Malaysia Day) when Malaysia was formed on 16 September 1963 together by Federation of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore.

Starting from 2015, as been stated by the Minister of Communication and Multimedia Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the Independence Day celebration is likely to be held without mentioning the number of years to prevent the people in Sabah and Sarawak from being isolated if the number of independence anniversaries was stated. However, the Minister of Land Development of Sarawak Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing reminded that since 16 September had been declared as Malaysia Day, it should be the rallying point for the nation’s unity. He added “Everyone now knows that 31 August is Malaya’s and Sabah’s Independence Day… it’s not our (Sarawak) independence day. They can celebrate it both in Malaya and in Sabah as they have the same Independence Day date, and we can join them there if they invite us. We must right the wrong”. Masing was commenting on Shabery Cheek’s recent proposal that Malaysia should continue to commemorate 31 August as its Independence Day, without mentioning the anniversary yea

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