Half a century ago today the 'marriage' of Persekutuan Tanah MELAYU, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak was formalised and the unison was named MALAYSIA. Two year later, in 1965, Singapore was kicked out for breaching core rules of the house. Since then Malaysia as a federation has come a long way. What you think of Malaysia today or how you describe her may vary but the world recognises Malaysia as a progressive nation that has managed to strive on the diversity of her people. Unity in diversity is very much relevant today despite the growing pains of politics and freedom.
Happy 50th Anniversary of the Federation of Malaysia!
p/s Ironic but its true. The notorious Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng who led a bloody war against Malaya and later Malaysia has died on the 50th anniversary of Malaysia.