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Facts About Malaysia Day

  • Malaysia Day is celebrated on the 16th September each year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963.
  • Malaysia Day marks the joined day of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia.
  • The Federation of Malaya Agreement was signed by the representatives of the British government, the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia on the 31st of August.
  • However, Malaysia eventually declared on the 16th of September in 1963 at Stadium Merdeka Kuala Lumpur.
  • Before 2010, Malaysia Day is a public holiday in Sabah in conjunction with the birthday of Yang Di-Pertua Sabah state; however it is not a public holiday in Sarawak and Peninsula Malaysia.
  • Starting from year 2010, Malaysia Day is a public holiday for all states in Malaysia
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