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Appreciate how and on what basis Malaysia Day was formed, says Sabah CM

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysians are urged to appreciate and understand fully the significance behind the date of Sept 16, 1963, which saw the birth of a nation called Malaysia, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

He said for decades, the focus has always been on Aug 31, 1957, adding that this date has been the anchor for the nations’ National Day celebrations, while Sept 16 is regarded as the closing to the event.

“But later on, leaders from Sabah and Sarawak have began to voice their concerns and expressed their thoughts on making Sept 16 more than just a closing date for the month of independence in Malaysia,” he said during his Malaysia Day speech at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) here Thursday night (Sept 16).


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