It means it is Malaysia’s Independence Day.
Malaysia was independence from British on 31\8\57.
So, this year is our 53rd ‘Merdaka Day’ (Independence Day).
The ‘Father of Independence’ or ‘Bapa Kemerdekaan’ is YM Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj is the first Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Now the Prime Minister is Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak
People in Malaysia put the Malaysian flag at their houses.
I put my Malaysian flag at my house too.
I wonder what is the Argentinian Independence Day called ❓
On the April 20, 2010 there was an explosion at the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
The oil spilled to the ocean and caused a bad pollution.
The waves carry the oil to the beaches.
The polluted water killed the sea creatures and birds.
The birds died because when they dived into the sea to get their prey, they were soaked in the oil.
The oil soaked bird cannot fly.
This is a disaster.
There are off shore oil rigs in Malaysia too.
So we have to be careful to avoid the oil rig explosion.
Are Malaysian oil rigs safe?
We can avoid the oil rig explosion if we do not dig the oil from the sea.
I took these pictures from Yahoo News.