We're a country on holiday, because today is a special day.
Fifty-five years ago this day on this land, the Union Jack was lowered and the Jalur Gemilang raised. With it, rose the hopes and aspirations of the millions of Malayans. I hope we remember that every once in a while, and never take what we have for granted.
So to all Malaysians I wish you Happy Merdeka Day!
Peace, love and togetherness, always.