58th Merdeka 2015

(14 PHOTOS INSIDE) – Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on August 31 each year. The effort for independence was spearheaded by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who led a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in negotiations with the British in London for Merdeka, or independence along with the first president of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA) Tun Dato Sir Tan Cheng Lock and fifth President of Malaysian Indian Congress Tun V.T. Sambanthan. “Sehati, Sejiwa…” (One Heart, One Soul) is the theme of this year celebration. Malaysian will gathered at the “Dataran Merdeka” to celebrate the 58th Malaysia’s Independence Day.

Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag prepare for the marching parade of Malaysia’s Independence celebration at Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca on August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag prepare for the marching parade of Malaysia’s Independence celebration at Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca on August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)

Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag prepare for the marching parade of Malaysia’s Independence celebration at Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca on August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag prepare for the marching parade of Malaysia’s Independence celebration at Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca on August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
A Participant wearing a headscarf depicting the Malaysian national flag during Malaysia's Independence celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
A Participant wearing a headscarf depicting the Malaysian national flag during Malaysia’s Independence celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army tie his shoelaces a he join others for the marching parade on Malaysia's Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army tie his shoelaces a he join others for the marching parade on Malaysia’s Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army putting on camouflage paint in preparation for the marching parade at Malaysia's Independence celebration in Malacca. August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army putting on camouflage paint in preparation for the marching parade at Malaysia’s Independence celebration in Malacca. August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army wait as they prepare for the marching parade at Malaysia's Independence celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army wait as they prepare for the marching parade at Malaysia’s Independence celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Malaysian army stand guard during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Malaysian army stand guard during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka, Tun Datuk Seri Mohd Khalil Bin Yaakob inspected the Guard of Honor as the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration commence in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka, Tun Datuk Seri Mohd Khalil Bin Yaakob inspected the Guard of Honor as the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration commence in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Malaysian army stand salute for the National Anthems during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Malaysian army stand salute for the National Anthems during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Participants wearing a patterned shirt with a slogan oh Malaysian independence in 2015 , "SEHATI, SEJIWA" (One Heart, One soul), during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
The Participants wearing a patterned shirt with a slogan oh Malaysian independence in 2015 , “SEHATI, SEJIWA” (One Heart, One soul), during the 58th anniversary of Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag march during Malaysia's Independence celebration in Malacca. August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Participants wearing special custom-made attire representing the Malaysian flag march during Malaysia’s Independence celebration in Malacca. August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army march pass the parade on the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army march pass the parade on the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army march pass the parade on the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
Royal Malay Regiment Army march pass the parade on the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
A soldier smile during the marching parade along the other Royal Malay Regiment Soldier at the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)
A soldier smile during the marching parade along the other Royal Malay Regiment Soldier at the Malaysia Independence Celebration in Malacca, August 31st, 2015. (Photo by: Fadzil Daud)

 

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