Watched by over 500,000 people who converged at the iconic square and its surrounding areas, the celebration themed 'Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa' (My Country, One Heart, One Soul) saw the scene and atmosphere brought back to August 31, 1957 where Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al-Haj pronounced the country's independence from colonial rule, at nearby Merdeka Stadium.
It will also trace the luminaries in Malaysias foreign policy since the era of the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al-Haj up to the premiership of YAB Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak.
In 1997, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was renamed Universiti Putra Malaysia by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in honour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The principal from SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
, Kulai, was transferred to the Johor state education department while the principal from SM Bukit Selambau, Sungai Petani was transferred to the Kuala Muda district education office," he said in Parliament.
Malaysia's attainment of political independence from British colonial rule in August 1957 was through constitutional means with the smooth handing over of sovereignty and administration from the British government to Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al-Haj, the prime minister and architect of Merdeka A decade earlier, two other fellow nations achieved their freedom but through bloodshed in the process, namely Burma (1946) and the Philippines (1946).
20) Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
, Political awakening (Petaling Jaya: Pelanduk Publications, 1986), pp.
Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965 after two years of stormy clashes between Lee and first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al Haj on differences centered on ethnic Malay-Chinese adjustments in the newly independent Malaysian state.
Throughout the ceremony, a zeppelin bearing the image of the Father of Independence Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al-Haj hovered in the air space at Dataran Merdeka along with four drones, BERNAMA reported.
In recent weeks, the principals of SM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
in Kulai, Johor, and SMK Bukit Selambau in Kedah have also been accused of making racial slurs.
Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965 after two years of stormy clashes between Lee and Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra
Al Haj, on differences centered on ethnic Malay-Chinese adjustments in the newly independent Malaysian state.