Malaysia Day speech by Tunku Abdul Rahman

 The Malaysian Insider

Malaysia Day speech by Tunku Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 – Forty-five years ago, Tunku Abdul Rahman spoke of the hopes of the newly-formed Malaysia, its trials and tribulations in its formation, and the passing of the Federation of Malaya.

Herewith is Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Speech on Malaysia Day, September 16, 1963.


THE great day we have long awaited has come at last – the birth of Malaysia. In a warm spirit or joy and hope, 10 million people of many races in all the States of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah now join hands in freedom and unity.

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Malaysian and Asean leading or following Burma?

Malaysian and Asean

leading or following Burma?


Burmese Groups Condemn Arrest

By VIOLET CHO Tuesday, September 16, 2008

isa 3 teresa raja petra tan hoon chengBurmese opposition groups are protesting the Malaysia government’s recent arrest of an opposition member of parliament, a blogger and a journalist under the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows for extended periods of detention without trial.

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Burma arrests rebel over cafe bombing

BURMA has arrested an ethnic rebel fighter over the bombing of a video cafe that left two dead, state media reported today, warning that insurgents could be plotting more attacks.

Saw Ya Ko, a member of the rebel Karen National Union (KNU), was arrested over the September 11 blast that killed a 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman in the Bago region, 100km northeast of Rangoon, the government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.

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Mizzima:Aung San Suu Kyi agrees to accept fresh food supplies


Monday, 15 September 2008 22:50

New Delhi – Burma’s detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will accept fresh food supplies on Monday, after refusing deliveries for a month, her party – National League for Democracy – spokesperson said.

“She has agreed to accept food supplies again, so preparations are on to send food this evening,” Nyan Win, spokesman of the NLD told Mizzima.

Nyan Win said, the Nobel Peace Laureate has decided to accept food after the ruling junta partially granted some of her demands including her right to receive international news magazines and to receive mails from families and to allow her aides to go out.

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Insects bred in castor oil plants kill people in northern Burma

Written by KNG   

Monday, 15 September 2008 14:34

In an alarming situation, insects breeding in bio-fuel plants called Castor oil plants also called Jet Suu in Burmese have killed at least a dozen people in northern Burma, said local sources.
Recently a widow and her daughter died after being bitten by unidentified insects in Castor oil plants or Physic nut trees (Jatropha curcas) on September 13 in Myitkyina Township, the capital of Kachin State, residents in Myitkyina told KNG today.

Food Delivery Yet to Reach Suu Kyi: NLD


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The promised delivery of food supplies, personal mail and international magazines have not reached Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as of Monday, according to Rangoon opposition sources. 

Reports said on Monday that the detained leader is malnourished after having refused food supplies for four weeks.

Nyan Win, the National League for Democracy spokesperson, told The Irrawaddy Suu Kyi did, however, meet with her doctor on Sunday for about four and half hours.

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A Tryst With Destiny by DSAI and Jawaharlal Nehru

A Tryst With Destiny

India’s First Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru political leader of the Congress Party,  the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of the Republic of India. He took office as the Prime Minister of India on August 15, and delivered his inaugural address titled “A Tryst With Destiny:”

  • “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny,
  • and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
  • At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
  • A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new,
  • when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
  • It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.”

Earlier, Anwar made a dramatic entrance to the music from the Terminator 2 soundtrack to deafening cheers from the crowd.

He started his speech by quoting from the famous “date with destiny” speech made by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, pointing out that “the appointed day has come… yet the turning point is past, and history begins anew for us.”

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