Folks, today Malaysia celebrate it 52th years of Independence. It was on August 31, 1957 that Malaya [now Malaysia] gained its independence for Britain after been colonized for some 500 years. Starting from the Portuguese in 1511, then Dutch, the Portuguese again, then the British until the Second World War when the country was occupied by the Japanese. After the Japanese surrendered in 1945 it was ruled for 14 days by the Communists before the British came back and continue to rule [Malaya] Malaysia until August 31, 1957. Merdeka! Have a nice day.