Hari Merdeka (Independence Day)
is a national day of Malaysia commemorating
the independence of the Federation of Malaya from
British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on 31 August each year.
This should not be confused with Hari Malaysia (Malaysia Day)
when Malaysia was formed on 16 September 1963 together
by Federation of Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak and Singapore.