Happy 57th ‘Malaysia Day’!

The Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis was declared as Malaysia’s national flower in 1960.  The red of its petals symbolises the courage, life and rapid growth of Malaysia while its five petals represent the Rukun Negara (National Principles) that unites Malaysians across ethnic and cultural boundaries.

Today, we mark the 57th anniversary of the formation of our beloved nation ‘Malaysia’.  We have travelled quite a distance along the path of nationhood since then.  We are happy that this multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural country has withstood half a century of trials and tribulations to emerge with a stronger society and a more resilient economy.

Let us reflect on the conditions that made this growth possible, that of embracing cultural diversity and working together harmoniously for the good of the nation.  It is essential to maintain this spirit of togetherness so that we can move forward to continuously progress as a nation.  Our love for Malaysia should unite us across all ethnicities and religions.

We wish all fellow Malaysians at home and abroad, Happy ‘Malaysia Day’!