MORE PICS – Merdeka Rebirth – 31 Aug 2007 – An reenactment - thrust outward with great impetus of a Nation into a new World environment
ABOVE: Malaysiakini predawn report, details H E R E, extracts below
PM pledges unity as nation marks 50th birthday
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For Humans, birth is an aggressive action - the thrust outward with great impetus of a self from within a body into a new environment. So is the same with a Nation.
Birth and death contain between them the earthly experience that you perceive as happening within a given period of time, through various seasons, and involving unique perceptions within areas of space-encountered with other human beings, all to one extent or another sharing with you events caused by the intersection of the self and time and space.
ABOVE & BELOW: The same venue as it happened 50 years ago, now known as Datatan Merdeka. The familiar Clocktower
Birth Of A Nation, Re-enacted
Abdullah, who was escorted by 50 classic motorcycle riders made up of youth members of Umno, MCA and MIC -- the partners of
celebrations committee. The prime minister, in a symbolic gesture, took up the position the Tunku had taken in 1957 -- at the middle of the stage flanked by the leaders of the
Accompanying Abdullah on the stage were Deputy Prime Minister and Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein and Dr Rais. The eyes of the massive crowd were trained on the clock at the tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad building after the lights at the square were turned off and the crowd roared the countdown to .
At the stroke of ,(ABOVE) the lights at the square were turned on and Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin (BELOW) raised the "Jalur Gemilang" Malaysian flag to the strains of the "Negaraku" national anthem, which was followed by rousing shouts of "Merdeka" seven times led by Abdullah.
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