This Malaysian Flag bears a name. It’s called Jalur Gemilang, and for the first time in history, the country that owns Jalur Gemilang declared 16th September a public holiday. In my opinion, it should have been done sooner, since the formation of MalaysiaÂ back in 16th September 1963.
Many may confuse this… but in truth… 31st August is not the National day as many would have themselves believe. 31st August is Independence Day… to mark Malaya’s independence from the British colonization. It’s not quite national day, but the real national day would be on 16th September… a date where Malaysia was truly founded.
Cleffairy: I may not be a history teacher, but I am a Malaysian, and I have my facts rights. The fact and truth about Malaysia is that on 16 September 1963, the formation of Malaysia which consisted of the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore was formally promulgated. Brunei declined to join Malaysia. Two years later in 1965 Singapore ceased to be a member of the Federation of Malaya and then automatically became an independent state at their own accord.
ps: *ROLL EYES* 16th September is NOT to mark the celebration of the over rated 1 Malaysia propaganda, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia.