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From Malaya to Malaysia

From Malaya to Malaysia.
Today Malaysia celebrates.
Its 60th National Day.
Sixty years of independence.

31 August 1957, a day in history.
Independence proclaimed.
Seven chants of Merdeka.
While the Negaraku was sung.

The Union Jack lowered.
The Malayan flag raised.
No more under colonial rule.
We became a free nation.

Another milestone.
16 September 1963.
From Malaya to Malaysia.
Malaysia was born.

May God bless my homeland always.

By C.E. Pereira