• Malaysia Day

    Malaysia Day marks the joining of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia. This formation of the new federation was planned to occur on June 1, 1963, but was later postponed to August 31, 1963, in order to coincide with the sixth Hari Merdeka. There was an Indonesian and Philippines objection to the formation of Malaysia  which needed to be resolved and  that delayed the declaration to September 16 of the same year. The postponement was  also agreed to in order to allow the United Nations team time to conduct referendums in North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak regarding the two states participation in a new federation. Sarawak secured its independence on July 22 1963 while…

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