Happy National Day to all Malaysians! Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia! Malaysia celebrates its independence day on 31 August every year with fireworks and Merdeka songs playing on the air. Tunku Abdul Rahman who was the first Prime Minister of Malaysia Federation of Malaya obtained from independence from the rule of British colonial in the year 1957. At that moment, two of the Malaysia states (Sabah and Sarawak from East Malaysia) were not in the formation Federation of Malaya yet until they joined in on September 16, 1963 to form and country called Malaysia. Today, September 16 was declared as Malaysia Day which is also a public holiday. Wish all Malaysians around the world a Happy Merdeka Day. Selamat National Day!