Today we take a trip back down memory lane.
The moon and the star represent Islam, the official religion of the country. Just because it is official does not mean that *everyone* is a Muslim. Generally if you were not born a Malay (note that there is a difference between Malay and Malaysian – the former is a race and the latter is a nationality) you are quite free to choose and follow other religions.
Fourteen is the number of strips and points of the star – they represent the 13 states and 1 Federal Territory (even though we have 3 FT, they are all still under FT) of Malaysia.
The blue symbolises the unity of Malaysians, though I can’t understand the link. Yellow represents the monarchy. I think we have one of the most interesting monarchy (state and country) developments in the world, thanks to our ex PM. 😀
We gained Independence on 31st August 1957 but became one on 16 September 1963.
Happy birthday, Malaysia!
We love you long time.