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Merdeka: Do you know ...
> 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