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Hari Merdeka Celebration “Embarrassing” & Should Be Abolished Says Nazri Aziz

today15 December 2021


A previous Hari Merdeka celebration at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. (source: Shafiqah Fadzil/Bernama)

Padang Rengas MP Nazri Aziz said yesterday, 14 December, that we as a nation must move on from celebrating Hari Merdeka, and that it should have been abolished years ago.

The former three-time Federal Minister also said that we should only celebrate Hari Malaysia instead, as 16 September is when our country was actually formed.

“It is called the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, not the Federal Constitution of Malaya. How many years has it been since we formed Malaysia?” Nazri was quoted by New Straits Times.

Nazri Aziz had previously served as Minister of Tourism and Culture from 2013 to 2018. (source: Adam Zamzahuri/Malay Mail)

“To me, this is very embarrassing. The Aug 31, 1957, Merdeka Day has no meaning to the Malaysian Federation… It’s okay to read the history in books but moving forward, we should want to…

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Written by: Ahmad Hamizan

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