Friday, August 31, 2007
Merdeka is a word in the Malay language meaning independence. The term was significant during the anticolonialist and pro-independence movements of the colonies of Malaya, Singapore and Indonesia. It became a battle-cry for those demanding independence from the colonial administrations of the United Kingdom and Netherlands.
Today, 31 Aug 2007, Malaysians celebrate their 50th Merdeka Day.