Malaysia Independence (Merdeka) Day

Flag of MalaysiaToday, Malaysia observes the day when the country became free from British rule in the year 1957. This year’s theme for Malaysia’s Independence Day is “Unity is the Core of Success” and celebrates its multi-racial and multi-religious communities.

In honor of this day of celebration, EzineArticles expert author from Malaysia Shawn Lim is today’s Author Spotlight.

Shawn Lim is an aspiring internet entrepreneur and blogger in the success and wealth creation field. He believes that the true “secrets” to becoming an internet millionaire are hard work and smart strategies and hopes that his articles inspire his readers.

In his article, The 4 Keys How to Achieve Anything You Want in Your Life, Lim uses his conversational writing style to list and expand on his 4 simple keys of achievement that can be applied to any life goal. These keys are empowering in their simplicity and a great reminder for anyone who wants more success in their life.

Expert Author Shawn Lim
What makes Shawn Lim an Ideal EzineArticles Author?

  1. 113 articles submitted and live in the month of August 2008!
  2. Easy to read article body formatting with clear introduction, body and conclusion paragraphs.
  3. Consistently delivers on his article title promise.
  4. Extended Author Bio and Photo uploaded.

An EzineArticles Platinum Member since June 2007, Shawn has 369 active articles with over 24,700 views. His articles can primarily be found in Internet Marketing and Internet and Business Online subcategories. Shawn furthers his credibility by displaying his EzineArticles Expert Author badge on his blog and links it to his extended author bio and photo.

Thanks Shawn Lim for being an EzineArticles Expert Author and to all 1,110 authors from Malaysia…enjoy your national day of celebration!



Some facts about what the Malaysian flag represents:

The 14 stripes on the Malaysian flag represent the 14 states of Malaysia:

  1. Perlis
  2. Kedah
  3. Perak
  4. Kelantan
  5. Terengganu
  6. Pahang
  7. Johor
  8. Malacca
  9. Negri Sembilan
  10. Selangor
  11. Penang
  12. Sabah
  13. Sarawak
  14. The Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan

The blue square represents the harmony of the people. The crescent symbolizes Islam, the national religion and the color yellow is the color of royalty. (Source: Giuseppe Bottasini, 13 August 1997)

The dark blue stands for the unity of the Malaysian people. The crescent moon is a symbol of the official religion Islam. The 14 pointed star symbolizes the unity of the 13 states and the federal government. (Source)

Comment provided August 31, 2008 at 2:50 PM


FM writes:

Yes, it’s Malaysia’s independence day.

You know what, many of us do not know what the flag represents.

Things are not going too well here. There are individuals who are flying the flag upside down, showing their distress over the present situation.


Comment provided August 31, 2008 at 3:08 PM




Sorry to hear…

I just went and read some of your articles and your attitude and spirit is very upbeat (law of attraction stuff) … surely a great example for your fellow Malaysians to learn from. :)

I’ll leave it up to you if you want to share your identify and articles for everyone else to read. If not, best wishes for the day when all flags fly rightside up.


Comment provided August 31, 2008 at 4:39 PM



Hi Chris!

All the best for all Malaysians, besides the existent problems. This is part of human life!

Congratulations for all your efforts writing so many articles for and your positivism, Shawn Lim!

Comment provided September 1, 2008 at 2:48 AM



Belated celebratory congratulations for Malaysia’s Independence Day.

I also extend Angelic cosmic healing wishes as Malaysia co-creates its transformation so that its society works for all Malaysians on every level. Hello and blessings to FM for sharing…

Congratz to Shawn Lim for being an excellent article marketer and keep on trucking! ;-)

Also, thanks for this continuing focus on each country’s independence day celebrations, Chris and for profiling a representative author as part of that process.

Comment provided September 2, 2008 at 7:35 AM


Alejandro Guevara Onofre writes:

Congratulations to Shawn Lim. Great Day! In the 1930s and 1940s, Malaysia was one of the World’s poorest nations. Today , Malaysia- it is about of the size of New Mexico or Finland- is one of the most prosperous Asian nations (such as Singapore and Taiwan).It is a beautiful Asian nation, with 30% rain forest and surrounded by many wonderful beaches.Malaysia is very rich in resources such as petroleum,gas and minerals.This nation is a fusion of many cultures: over 10 languages spoken across the country.Kuala Lumpur ‚¬€Malaysia’s
capital- hosted the FIBA Basketball World Championships, Commonwealth Games, FIFA Junior World Cup, FIVB Junior Championships. The national badminton team -national sport- has won several Asian and world titles. Malaysia, also known as ‚¬“The Pearl of Asia‚¬,is the birthplace of Tsaing Ming-liang (famous film maker), P.Gunaian ‚¬€one of the best badminton players in the 1970s-, Michelle Yeoh. Michelle is considered as one of the best actresses in the world.She was the main actress in the Oscar-winning movies ‚¬“Crouching Tiger‚¬, ‚¬“Memoirs of Geisha‚¬ and ‚¬“Iden Dragon‚¬.
Greetings from Lima, Peru

Comment provided September 3, 2008 at 12:26 PM


Shirley Bass writes:


Belated Congratulations on your big day at EzineArticles!

Your 113 articles submitted in August is quite impressive. In fact, your overall record is impressive.

Even though it is October now, I celebrate you today.

Shirley Bass

Comment provided October 29, 2008 at 9:48 PM



I had a reading… it was mind blowing! whats the biggest tarot deck you use? Congrats ne how!!

Comment provided June 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM


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