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Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 10:56 AM
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Topic: Merdeka

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Let’s manifest a better future for M’sia
‘M for Malaysia’ documentary unites viewers in awakening their memories of GE14 and stimulating thoughts about the future of the country’s democracy.
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Commentary: Malaysia’s national consensus on race and politics risks unravelling
KUALA LUMPUR: When Malaya became Merdeka (independent), the political consensus was that all the three major ethnic groups (Malays, Chinese, Indians) will have their own political space.
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The real issue is intra-Malay economic inequality
MP SPEAKS | Our 2019 Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations were marred by calls from certain quarters for the Malay community to prioritise Muslim businesses and boycott non-Muslim businesses.
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Remember our country’s real history
SEPTEMBER is usually a period of heightened nationalism and patriotism.
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Poignant speeches are sometimes meaningless
LETTER | Another Merdeka and Malaysia Day has come and gone.
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Will Umno-PAS pact create 2 Malaysias?
It is significant that as we celebrate 56 years of being Malaysia and 62 years of Merdeka, a significant political shift is taking shape.
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Sangkar earns $3.4m after 17 days in Malaysian cinemas
Sangkar has earned RM10.3million (S$3.4million) since opening at cinemas on Aug 29.
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Haze fails to dampen M’sia Day celebrations
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze blanketing most parts of the country for the past week did not dampen the 2019 Malaysia Day celebrations across the country yesterday. In Negri Sembilan, the Sikamat state constituency community service centre organised a carnival...
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Haze not a deterrent for joyous Hari Malaysia celebration nationwide
The haze blanketing most parts of the country for the past week did not affect the 2019 Malaysia Day celebration today with the national level celebration scheduled to be held at Stadium Perpaduan in ...
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Let’s all just take a breather for now
IT has been quite a week (or maybe a month – no, a year!) in news that has inspired and incited anger, or more diplomatically, a collective sense of disappointment.
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Local celebs to usher in Malaysia Day with run and concert
PETALING JAYA: Usher in the Malaysia Day by glowing in the dark together with our home-grown celebrities during the Semarak Merdeka Night Run 2019 Sunday (Sept 15)...
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Flags fuelled by love for the nation
KOTA BARU: For Datuk Dr Ahmad Omar, patriotism doesn’t stop at just flying the Jalur Gemilang.
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Birthday wishes for Malaysia Day
AS we had just celebrated the nation’s 62nd birthday two weeks ago and the 56th Malaysia Day is upon us in just two days, it is nice to have a birthday wish or wishes for...
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KitKat launches Malaysian inspired flavours
Malaysia’s leading chocolate confectionery brand, KitKat, and its flagship store, KitKat Chocolatory, celebrates its third anniversary with the launch of Malaysian food inspired flavours.
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Ready for durian, nasi lemak and roti canai KitKat? We’re not kidding …
PETALING JAYA (Bernama): Chocolate confectionery brand KitKat is celebrating the third anniversary of its flagship store, KitKat Chocolatory, with the launch of...
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Better understanding recipe for interracial unity
KUALA LUMPUR: Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) director Distinguished Professor Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin once asked his students to list 10 things related to the Indian community and he was ...
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Better understanding recipe for interracial unity
Institute of Ethnic Studies (Kita) director Professor Shamsul Amri Baharuddin once asked his students to list 10 things related to the Indian community and he was shocked when tosai (thin pancake made...
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The #AnakAnakMalaysia 2019 journey
Returning for its fifth year, the 2019 iteration of #AnakAnakMalaysia is all about being a better Malaysian for our country. A simple but fresh theme of...
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Anwar's aide arrested and out on bail after questioning
PETALING JAYA - Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has finally surrendered at the Ampang Jaya Police District Headquarters in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.
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Anwar’s aide arrested and out on bail after questioning
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Muba­rak has finally surrendered at the Ampang Jaya Police District Head­quarters in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.
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Perak PKR chief Farhash finally surrenders to cops over Ampang brawl
Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has finally surrendered to the police in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said F...
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Perak PKR chief Farhash finally surrenders to cops over Ampang brawl
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has finally surrendered to the police in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.
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Minister to be summoned
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman will call up several individuals, including a minister, who were alleged to have defamed controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, says Bukit...
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CID chief: Cops using various means to track down Farhash over Ampang brawl
Bukit Aman is using various means to track down Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.The Bukit Aman...
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CID chief: Cops using various means to track down Farhash over Ampang brawl
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman is using various means to track down Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak in connection with a brawl in Ampang on...
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‘Finalising plans for performing arts centre’
Abang Johari (back ninth left) and other guests are seen during a photo call with the cast and crew of ‘Ola Bola The Musical’. — Photos by Chimon Upon KUCHING: Plans for the proposed performing...
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Anwar's aide must still surrender even though victim in riot case has withdrawn report: Police
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still required to surrender to the police over a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka ...
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Yoursay: A case of 'shoot and run'
YOURSAY | 'The Seri Iskandar Archery Club shot itself in the foot.' Missing the mark, archery club apologises to Econsave Fair Play: The biggest problem facing extremists of any faith or community is ...
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Cops: Farhash must surrender
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still required to surrender to the police despite the victim in a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka...
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Victim withdraws police report over Ampang brawl involving Farhash
PETALING JAYA: The victim involved in a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka (Aug 31) night, of which Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is the main suspect, has...
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Growing Champions: Celebrating well-being on Independence Day
Independence means many things in Malaysia.
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Ola Bola Musical in Kuching a resounding success, producers to contribute to state’s proposed centre of performing arts
The boys of Harimau Malaya give their best shot during the musical.
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Finding hope for a glorious nation
EVERY National Day brings about lamentation, reflection and hope from commentators: our country should be better, the true vision of Malaysia has not been achieved, but if the right decisions are made...
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Farhash advised to turn himself in
SUBANG JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak to turn himself in to the police to assist investigations into a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.
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Patriotic spirit soars with coconut shells
PUPILS of SJK (T) Tronoh created the Jalur Gemilang using 4,050 coconut shells in conjunction with the 62nd National Day celebrations, Makkal Osai reported.
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Merdeka: Where is Malaysia at 62?
ON National Day 2019, my mother sang Negaraku twice.
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Anwar: I have advised Farhash to turn himself in over brawl case
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak to turn himself in to the police to assist investigations.Anwar said this when met at the...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim advises his aide to turn himself in over brawl case
SUBANG JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak to turn himself in to ...
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Anwar: I have advised Farhash to turn himself in over brawl case
SUBANG JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak to turn himself in to the police to assist...
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For a day, veteran servicemen turn ‘human books’ to tell their stories of sacrifice for Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Ever wondered what it’s like to put your life on the line in service of your country?
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Farhash yet to turn himself in
PETALING JAYA: Three men suspected to have been involved in a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night have turned themselves in to help police with investigations...
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Three men in Ampang fight surrender to police, but not Farhash
PETALING JAYA: Three men, believed to be involved in a brawl in Ampang on National Day (Aug 31) night, have turned themselves in to help police with investigations...
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Don't play favourites with Farhash, says PKR central committee member
PETALING JAYA: Disciplinary action should be taken against Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak for allegedly breaking the law, says PKR central...
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Accuser tried to sexually assault my wife, says Anwar’s aide
PETALING JAYA: Wanted for questioning by the police over an alleged armed assault incident, Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak (pix) has now claimed that his accuser attempted to sexu...
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Enliven city lanes with book stalls for avid readers
RECENTLY, Kuala Lumpur was declared the world’s 39th most Instagrammed tourist destination in the world by Hoppa, a transport company based in the United Kingdom.
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Anwar's aide promises full cooperation with police
Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has promised to fully cooperate with police investigations into an armed riot in Ampang recently.
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Looking forward to my first Merdeka — Wong Yew Lee
SEPTEMBER 3 — August 20, 2019, that was my 20th birthday.
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Police seeking Perak PKR chief's aid in Ampang brawl probe
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is wanted by police to aid in investigations into a brawl at a sports complex in Ampang, Kuala...
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Malaysia Airlines to offer flight discounts in conjunction with MATTA fair
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) will be offering flight discounts of up to 45% for international and domestic travel in conjunction with the year-end MATTA Fair.
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A nation yearning for moral leadership
COMMENT | Maal Hijrah and Merdeka have come and gone.
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Race + religion + recession = trouble
I don’t know how many people are celebrating Merdeka – I mean really celebrating, not just going through the motions.
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Stop the hate, say politicians
PETALING JAYA: Stop looking at everything through race-based lenses and instead, integrate, say politicians.
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Tok Mat: Nation needs new ‘Malaysia narrative’, 1971 National Culture Policy should be reimplemented
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today said the nation is in need of a new ‘Malaysia Narrative’, but stressed that it should prioritise and recognise Malay-M...
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Sabah on guard after Indonesia alleges Abu Sayyaf hunting for hostages
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 2 — The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) is on alert following warning from neighbouring Indonesia that Abu Sayyaf insurgents may be carrying out raids for ransom victims ...
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Let’s ensure National Day will always be meaningful
I ENJOYED the heartfelt columns “Give kindness a chance” (On The Beat; online at bit.ly/star_kind) and “‘Maju’ together for true Merdeka” (Siti Lights; online at bit.ly/star_maju) that app...
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Ex-IGP: ‘Sayangi Malaysia Kita’ a better theme
PETALING JAYA: While the theme of this year’s Merdeka celebration, “Sayangi Malaysiaku” is meant to instil the spirit of patriotism among the people, it may not be such...
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All invited to celebrations
Peter Anthony and Hajiji KOTA KINABALU: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Sabah leaders claimed that they did not receive any invitation to attend the state-level National Day celebrations on Sat...
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Yoursay: M'sia needs a statesman who dares to be fair to everyone
YOURSAY | 'He does not need to pander to the extremists in order to get their votes...' After PM reveals his hardest task, Zaid issues 'Trump' warning Justice: As Dr Mahathir Mohamad is, with respect,...
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‘No invite’ to state Merdeka celebration, says Sabah PPBM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PPBM leaders, saying they never received invitations to the state-level National Day celebration here, have denied they deliberately chose not to attend.
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Eyebrows raised as Sabah Bersatu leaders not seen at state-level National Day event
KOTA KINABALU: The absence of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's assemblymen at Saturday's state-level National Day celebrations is raising eyebrows among political...
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Get rid of the 'opposition mentality', Zuraida tells Harapan leaders
PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has taken to task two DAP leaders who had issued public statements that purportedly questioned the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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The cruel joke of Merdeka and Maal Hijrah
Two important historical markers are being celebrated back to back in Malaysia.
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A national dialogue needed
PAKATAN Harapan, are you listening?
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King: Tolerance and cooperation the foundation of national unity
PUTRAJAYA: The spirit of tolerance and cooperation is the foundation towards strengthening national unity, says Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin...
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New Malaysia originates from meaning of ‘hijrah’: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: The New Malaysia concept originated from the meaning of ‘hijrah’, with Malaysians joining hands in rejecting practitioners and supporters of corruption, kleptocracy and nepotism, sai...
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New Malaysia inspired by ‘hijrah’, says Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: The New Malaysia concept originated from the meaning of “hijrah”, with Malaysians joining hands in rejecting practitioners and supporters of corruption, kleptocracy and nepotism, sai...
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Great historic sites to visit
PETALING JAYA: Perhaps it’s time to go no further than your own backyard to satisfy that wanderlust in you.
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Mahathir must stop this passive-aggressive-type leadership
I refer to media reports quoting Klang MP Charles Santiago as saying that this year’s Merdeka mood is sour because of the public’s disappointment with the Pakatan Harapan government.
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Participants turn up early for morning walk
GEORGE TOWN: Armed with Jalur Gemilang and colourful balloons, thousands of Penangites thronged the streets during the #AnakAnak­Malaysia Walk here at Eco...
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National Day seen in full splendour
PUTRAJAYA: The sunny skies above the federal administrative capital was the perfect setting for the celebration.
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Patriotic citizens make a fashion statement
PUTRAJAYA: R. Selvanayagi, 45, had always wanted to experience the National Day parade since she was a child.PUTRAJAYA: R. Selvanayagi, 45, had always wanted...
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Teary-eyed over the significance of Merdeka — Dharm Navaratnam
AUGUST 31 — Demi Negara. The sun has set on the 62nd Anniversary of our country’s independence.
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'Token sum not bribe, just stipend to cover convoy's expenses'
A considerate offer to help party members has been maliciously misrepresented, said Shah Alam PKR Youth deputy chief Muhamad Idris.
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Aug 31 newborns steal the limelight
KUALA LUMPUR: Each year, Aug 31 is not only synonymous with the excitement of the National Day celebrations, but is also a memorable day for parents welcoming their babies.
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Dissolve Parliament if you dare, Noh tells Dr M
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been challenged to dissolve Parliament following his claim that Pakatan Harapan would win the 15th general election if it were held today.
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Save this nation, again
As we celebrate the 62nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, we are terribly disturbed by the direction our country is heading to.
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Ipoh Hospital welcomes 10 Merdeka babies
IPOH: As the nation celebrates National Day, new arrivals brought much happiness to many couples here as eight girls and two boys were born on National Day as of...
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Honor 20 Pro Roadshow: Honor Band 5 launched, event-only deals and lucky draws
Honor is currently running the Honor 20 Pro roadshow, with special deals available at the event currently being held at Sunway Pyramid from the 31st of August to the 1st of September 2019.
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Our Merdeka, Our Malaysia ― Ramkarpal Singh
AUGUST 31 ― Many say the May 9, 2018 witnessed the biggest event in this country’s history which saw a change of government after 6 decades, something thought of as impossible and unimaginable bef...
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The Merdeka Day Parade in pictures
PHOTO ESSAY | Malaysiakini's photographers were in Putrajaya and Dataran Merdeka today to capture the National Day Parade spectacle.
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Merdeka: What our politicians are saying
As with all festivities in Malaysia, National Day is full of feel good messages from politicians and public figures.
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National Day 2019: A celebration to remember
PUTRAJAYA: Tens of thousands of Malaysians thronged the Dataran Putrajaya to catch a glimpse of the 2019 National Day parade, marking 62 years of independence.
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Human graphics formation creates lifetime memories for students
PUTRAJAYA: The spectacular show of human graphics formation at the National Day 2019 celebration here today was made possible by 2,120 students from different schools who worked hard day and night for...
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Flag fashion at National Day parade turns heads
PUTRAJAYA: Patriotic Malaysians wore their love for Malaysia on their sleeves at the National Day celebration here on Saturday (Aug 31), adding some flag fashion to...
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Photo Gallery - National Day 2019
JKKK Kampung Baharu decorating their comunity hall with Jalur Gemilang in conjuntion with Merdeka celebration in Air Itam,Penang. Pic by: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The StarA total of 100 Pandan Village Taberna...
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Merdeka is about work in progress
Merdeka means many things to many people, but it is easier to say what Merdeka is not.
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Google dedicates 'Bunga Raya'-inspired doodle design to celebrate Merdeka Day
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Google Malaysia has commemorated Merdeka Day with a doodle design featuring the national flower on its welcome page today.
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Why we report on racial, religious issues
COMMENT | Today marks the 62nd year of Merdeka, and in two weeks, we will be celebrating Malaysia’s 56th birthday.
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MACC officer leads recitation of Rukun Negara pledge, seven chants of ‘Merdeka’
PUTRAJAYA: Looking handsome in his dark blue uniform, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Zuhairie Abu Bakar today led thousands of Malaysians at the Putraj...
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(Video) Agong, PM, ministers sing together
KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in history, Malaysia’s head of state, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah along with cabinet ministers recorded a spec...
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Thousands at National Day parade at Putrajaya Square
PUTRAJAYA: Thousands of Malaysians attended the National Day parade at Putrajaya Square this morning.
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Spirit of unity evident in countdown to National Day celebration
KUALA LUMPUR: The spirit of unity filled the air as people of various races ushered in the 62nd National Day celebration in a joyous mood throughout the country last night.
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Tunku would not be happy, says granddaughter, as country drifts towards race-based politics
KUALA LUMPUR: Every child’s grandfather is special.
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What does Malaysia Baharu need? Stamina, perseverance, commitment, Kit Siang says in Merdeka message
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Malaysians must have the stamina, perseverance and commitment to work for a New Malaysia and reset nation-building policies and undo the doings of the previous Barisan Nasiona...
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National Day celebrations kick off in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA: The 62nd National Day celebrations kicked off in grand fashion, with tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered around Persiaran Perdana here to witness the...
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Cherish our shared destiny
TODAY marks the 62nd anniversary of Merdeka, a key milestone in the journey that led to the birth of our beloved home.
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Meaning of Merdeka and M’sia Day
LAST week, my 11-year-old daughter Apsara asked me what Merdeka was.
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PM calls on M'sians to foster spirit of nationhood and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Spirit of unity evident as Malaysians countdown to National Day celebration
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The spirit of unity filled the air as people of various races ushered in the 62nd National Day celebration in a joyous mood throughout the country last night.
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Celebrating as one big family
GEORGE TOWN: The Merdeka spirit is alive and kicking as Malaysians from all walks of life celebrate the 62nd National Day today.
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