Malaysia celebrated its 44th Birthday today. Some might asked me why today and only 44th instead of 31st August and the 50th anniversary. The real Malaysia was only formed in 16th September 1963. Before that, there was no Malaysia and the current states in Malaysia were called Malaya (for Semenanjung), Sabah and Sarawak was still under the British Colony. When Malaysia was formed at that time, it includes Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore which later pulled out due to some discrepancies. That’s why Malaysia is only truly 44 years old and she only got her independence on 16th September 1963. Happy Birthday Malaysia!