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Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

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Dear Churpers!

It’s this time of the year again; where all of us come together as one, marching into a better year of being a free and independent country :)

Merdeka

We’ve all come a long way towards Merdeka!

It wasn’t always this way when Malaya was under the British Colonization from year 1786 to year 1957 :(

It was tough because then, work was difficult to find. Everyone was poor and no one liked the foreigners taking over. The sense of injustice and inequality that in Malaya was a hard pill to take, but no one really knew what to do about.

Until, one man decided it was enough. Our first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra spearheaded efforts for independence, leading a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in negotiations Independence in London.

After a long and hard effort, agreement was finally reached on February 8, 1956.

The official proclamation of independence was made the next year, on August 31, 1957, at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.

59 years on, because of the generations that were before us, Malaysia has become such a different place! J There is so much to be thankful for and so many things to appreciate.

Our family at Churp Churp would love to take this opportunity to shout out a huge,

“HAPPY MEDERKA DAY TO ALL OF US, MALAYSIANS!”

 

On this joyous occasion, our beloved Alphas share what Merdeka means to them!

MING HAN

Ming Han

Credit: (@DMINGTHING)

‘Merdeka is what makes us Malaysian. A symbol of togetherness and the proof that we can make things happen as a nation.’

BRIAN SEE

Brian See

Credit: (MRBRIANSEE)

‘Malaysia is a historical country, with different races coming together to celebrate Merdeka. Merdeka represents independence, and independence is freedom, I am proud to be living in Malaysia!’

NATALIE KNIESE

Nat K

Credit: (NATALIEKNIESE)

‘Merdeka to me is a time to celebrate, remind & be proud of ourselves & how much we’ve achieved as a nation. Selamat Hari Merdeka!’ – Natalie Kniese

Natalie has also uploaded a new video of Kisah Nat & Ira: Walk Through Time x Dubmash Merdeka for this Merdeka season!

PS: Be sure to check it out Kisah Nat & Ira’s new video here! Try not to cry…

HAFREEZ AMMINUDDIN

Freeze

Credit: (FREEZEFORSHORT)

‘We are only as strong as we are united, we weak as we are divided. Malaysia is my home, Merdeka is my freedom. I love MALAYSIA!’ – Freeze

YANG BAO BEI

YBB

Credit: (YANGBAOBEI94)

‘To me, Merdeka is a day to celebrate our contry’s independence day, with all races coming together to celebrate the freedom we have now!’ – Yang Bao Bei

NADHIRA

Nadhira

Credit: (NADHIRAMUSIC)

‘When you are having a tough time as a team, all you need to do is to stay together. You can’t start becoming individuals, as we are all Malaysians, a bond that unites us!’ – Nadhira

In memory of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, who nurtured an independent Malaysia, let us once again remember and relive the true spirit of “Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka.”

Once again, ChurpChurp would like to wish all Malaysians, HAPPY MERDEKA! We, The Rakyat Lah!

Sekian,
ChurpChurp Team