SCRIPTURE: PSALM 58
Written by: Dr Conrade Yap
Date: August 31st, 2015
Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” (Ps 58:11)
Malaysia celebrates her 58th Anniversary today. It was on August 31st, 1957 that the British colony became the federation of Malaya, referred to as Peninsula Malaysia or West Malaysia. Until September 16th, 1963, the country was still called "The Federation of Malaya." Many people still confuse this with another event called "Hari Malaysia" which was when the states of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore, all came together to become Malaysia. Merdeka Day is about how Malaya became a sovereign state (1957). Malaysia Day is about how the Federation of Malaysia was born (1963). This year, two days before Merdeka Day is Bersih 4.0 which highlights a mysterious show of the best of Malaysians and the worst of Malaysian politics.
|A Sea of Yellow from Bersih 4.0 @KL|
(Photo Credit: Nicholas Cheng on Twitter)