Possibly. non many who know that. today. 16th of September is Malaysia Day. the twenty-four hours Malaysia was formed. The Malaysia twenty-four hours is really important although it’s non truly good known as compared to the Merdeka Day.
Malaysia twenty-four hours is the twenty-four hours to mark the formation of the constitution Malayan Federation on 16th of September 1963. On this twenty-four hours. Malaya. North Borneo ( now Sabah ) . Sarawak. and Singapore ( Singapore left Malaysia in 9th of August 1965 to organize a new province ) joined together to organize Malaysia. From this twenty-four hours onwards. Malaya was known as Malaya.
At foremost. the formation of Malaysia was arranged to be on 1st of June 1963 but was subsequently postponed to 31st of August 1963 so that it would co-occur with the 6th Merdeka Day. Because of the expostulation from the Indonesian and Filipino towards the formation of Malaysia. this was further postponed to 16th of September the same twelvemonth. The delay to 16th was besides to let the United Nations ( UN ) to carry on the referendums in North Borneo and Sarawak sing the 2 provinces engagement in the Federation of Malaysia. The current map of Malaya
The formation of Malaysia. nevertheless were opposed by Indonesia strongly and take to “Ganyang Malaysia” run by the president so. Sukarno and this is the start of Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation ( Konfrontasi ) ( 1963-1966 ) . This confrontation ended when General Suharto seized the power from Sukarno.
Ganyang MAlaysia run by Sukarno
1 ) The alteration of the name from Malaya to Malaysia by adding extra “si” to the center of Malaya was believed to be due to the new provinces ( Sabah. Sarawak and Singapore ) start with missive “s” while Singapore start with missive “si” hence we get Malay-si-a
2 ) Due to the formation of Malaysia. there had been alterations made to the the original flag of the FederationMalaya with 11 ruddy and white chevrons and 11-pointed star ( which represent 11 provinces of the Malaya ) by adding 3 extra chevrons and 3 points to the star to do Malaysia flag with 14 chevrons and 14 star points as we have today.
However. after the separation of Singapore from Malaysia. there’s no band and point removed from our flag. but alternatively. the 14 chevrons and points remained to symbolize 13 provinces + 1 Federal Territory ( Which is Kuala Lumpur so ) . Even now we have 3 Federal Territories ( KL. Labuan. and Putrajaya. the flag still remain unchanged as the 14th band and point now represent the Federal Districts
It was besides said that the 14th band and point symbolizes Malaysia waiting for Singapore to come back some twenty-four hours.
Federation of Malaya flag ( 1950-1963 )
Federation of Malaysia flag ( 1963-now )
3 ) Jalur Gemilang was declared as the name of Malayan flag by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in 31st of August 1997 which is the fortieth Malaysia Merdeka Day on 11. 58 midnight at Dataran Merdeka.
4 ) While 31st of August is recognised as the Malaysia’s Independent Day. the independent twenty-four hours of Sabah and Sarawak is really 16th Sept. And 16th of September 1963 is the existent independent twenty-four hours of Singapore from the British colonization ( Singapore’s Independent twenty-four hours is in 9th of August 1965 to mark the independency from Malaysia ) . 16th of September is besides the birthday of the former PM of Singapore. Lee Kun Yew
5 ) 16th of Sept is the public vacation for Sabah. as the Yang Di-pertuan Negari of Sabah besides falls on this twenty-four hours. However. Malaysia twenty-four hours is non the national vacation of Malaysia.
6 ) The UN completed the referendums in North Borneo and Sarawak in 14th of September1963. merely 2 yearss before the Malaysia Day.
I think. the Malaysia Day has to be declared as National Day as good and every twelvemonth. the National Day jubilation have to be from 31st August to 16th September. And. Malaysia twenty-four hours have to be declared as public vacation every bit good to recognize the significance of this twenty-four hours.
So. everyone. retrieve this twenty-four hours as another important twenty-four hours of our nation-The twenty-four hours Malaysia was really born. And the twenty-four hours of integrity of all Malaysians.