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?

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“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

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