Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Public Holiday in Sabah
The Yang DiPertua Negeri of Sabah since Sept 16, 1963
Today is Sept 16, 2008 - a Public Holiday in Sabah. It was on this day in 1963 that a new nation was born - the Federation of Malaysia. Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya together formed this nation 45 years ago.
Today is also the official birthday celebrations of the Head of State (Yang Dipertua Negeri). The present Yang DiPertua Negeri is Tun Haji Ahmadshah Abdullah, who was sworn-in on Jan 1, 2003.