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Our Achievements Since The First Malaysia Day

by Community Manager ‎13-09-2019 06:55 PM - edited ‎20-09-2019 03:21 PM

The 56th anniversary of MALAYSIA.

Even though 31st August 1957 is widely known as the day we gained independence as a nation, many look to the 16th of September 1963 as the day Malaysia was truly formed. The joining together of Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak is what modern-day Malaysia currently looks like.

And as we celebrate this day with our brothers and sisters on the east side of Malaysia, we also look at our achievements and breakthroughs since 1963, how far we’ve come together as a nation. Here are just some of the major occasion and milestones we’ve reached.

 

1960s

- The formation of Malaysia

- We competed in the Olympics under the name "Malaysia" for the first time

- The Tugu Negara was unveiled

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- Our first Malaysian Ringgit was officially introduced to the public

 

1970s

- The Rukun Negara was introduced

- Petronas was founded

- The late Tun Hussein Onn became our 3rd Prime Minister

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- Radio Televisyen Malaysia, or RTM, began broadcasting colour TV

 

1980s

- Our Father of Modernisation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad became our 4th Prime Minister

- The famous archway on the Federal Highway, Kota Darul Ehsan was completed

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- Our own national car, the Proton Saga official launched

 

1990s

- The Dataran Merdeka officially opened

- Our first Olympic medals were won by our national badminton doubles players, Razif Sidek and Jalani Sidek

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- The Kuala Lumpur Tower officially opened

- The Kuala Lumpur International Airport officially opened, replacing Subang Airport as our main international airport.

- The Petronas Twin Tower had its official opening

 

2000s

- The Proton Waja, the first Malaysian-designed car, was launched

- Malaysia's first monorail transit system, KL Monorail officially opened to the public

- Our Malaysian angkasawan, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was launched towards the International Space Station

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2010s

- Pandelela Rinong won Malaysia's first Olympic medal in any sport other than Badminton

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- Malaysia celebrated its 50 years of formation

- The Penang Second Bridge was officially opened to the public

 

It’s been over 50 years since the formation of Malaysia. Here’s to another 50 years and more of Malaysian greatness! Happy Malaysia Day! 

 

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