Laungan kemerdekaan berkumandang di udara memecah suasana sunyi,menaikkan semangat jiwa bangsa dan negara setiap kali tibanya Hari Kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos.
On August 31st every year Hari Kemerdekaan (Independence Day of Malaysia) will be celebrated in commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule.
Thanx to Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia,we the future generation are able to live in harmony and peace together with everyone regardless of the race, language, origin or any other status. Tunku Abdul Rahman was very determined and eager in his untiring effort to ensure Malaysia gain its independence. He, who led the 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, is someone who I fully respect and look up to. I admire his courage and willpower to get what he wanted no matter how impossible the thing may seem. yes..
Abdul Rahman bin Ibrahim( My dad) was born on the 1st Sept 1957,exactly one day after the first time Malaysia celebrated its Independence Day.He can be considered as "Anak Merdeka".Bangga2...It was a celebration for his parents because not only they celebrated Malaysia's Independence Day but also the arrival of their new 11th child in the "small" family.
This is what he has to say about Merdeka....
Merdeka means not having to experience the hardship encountered by my parents...being able to share their life in harmony..being able to love and care for the family peacefully and being able to harness family values in an open environment.The greatest thing about Merdeka to my children is the spirit of togetherness that cross boundaries of race and religion socially and spiritually.
What is Merdeka in Nabeyl's eyes
Merdeka to me is the privilege of living in this country in harmony and peace with people from all walks of life without the feeling of insecure or timid.Having the freedom to decide what is best for us,what is right and what is wrong,the freedom of expressing oneself and to have the indulgence of loving someone and being loved,to be free in deciding anything without being influenced by anyone.That is Merdeka to Nabeyl!!!