Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Majimbun on Sept 16 issue
As published HERE today.
For the record Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan then Chief Minister had during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Malaysia Day in Kota Kinabalu on Sept 16, 1988 requested the Federal Government that starting the following year (1989) Sept 16, be declared a national public holiday to mark Malaysia Day.
Pairin had said that Sept 16, 1963 was a special date for all Malaysians as it was the day when the Federation of Malaysia was inaugurated.