Each year, there will be a different theme for the Merdeka celebration. For 2011, the theme will be “1 Malaysia, Transformasi Berjaya, Rakyat Sejahtera” (1 Malaysia, Transformation Success, People Peace). This theme is in conjunction with the concept of 1Malaysia, touted by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. All Malaysians are urged to embrace the concept of transformation which brings about a meaningful process of innovation that can benefit the people. It will also help continue the process of producing a vibrant young generation.
Leading up to Independence Day, we would put up flags and decorate our homes. At school we would have competitions and decorated our classes. This is the way we raise our patriotic spirits and get ready for Hari Merdeka. It is not only a way to celebrate our freedom but as an appreciation to the brave and mighty soldiers that fought for Malaysia.
Independence Day only comes once every year. We have to make sure this is the best one yet! So start raising the flags, learning our catchy patriotic songs and prepare to CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY LOUD AND PROUD!