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> Tunku Abdul Rahman declared our Independen­ce at exactly 9.30 am on Aug 31, 1957 at the Merdeka Stadium. > After that, Tunku hailed “Merdeka” seven times, echoed by the crowd in the stadium.

> A total of 101 cannon shots volleys were fired, to declare that Malaya is an independen­t and sovereign c try.

> The date of Independen­ce, Aug

31 was determined by Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdullah Fahim, former

Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s grandfathe­r

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