WHAT I KNOW NOW
Every year, as the nation celebrates National Day, Malaysians get the opportunity to ponder what Merdeka is all about. What does liberation mean to you?
“Merdeka is also about peace and harmony, and what we must do to ensure that we can retain it. We shouldn’t jeopardize our so-called freedom by being complacent and thinking that the fight is over. It certainly isn’t.” – Georgina Lim
“It’s the uplifting feeling of being set free. Sometimes, we take this sense of liberation for granted that we don’t realise how important it is to society.” –Alexandria Lee
“Daily freedom, your own independence… that should be the Merdeka of today. Seek clarity in all matters, find your our own purpose, and discover how that can contribute to bettering our society.” – Tijan Ahmed
“(I’m) Thankful. Being a post-Merdeka child, I know I did not fully appreciate or understand how valuable Merdeka is until I started to see beyond our borders. The disasters and struggles that some countries have to go through are just devastating. People still suffer thanks to those theories of sovereignty.” – Audra Karmila
“First word that comes to mind when it comes to liberation, to me, is freedom.We used to not be our own person, but now we are. It’ up to us to change our future for the better.”– Jasmine Kay