Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei was honoring his country in a passionate way.
The Malaysian badminton legend took to social media on Wednesday with an inspirational message to greet all Malaysians a Happy Malaysia Day 2020.
“57 years ago, our moyang fought together and gave us a home called Malaysia. Tanpa mereka, manalah kami?
57 years later, it is only right we exude the spirits of old, continue the fight and contribute to the country, demi generasi akan datang. It does not matter who you are, where you are, tak kira bangsa agama, as long as you are a Malaysian, you should be proud.
I am proud. I rasa bangga sekali that I am Malaysian. Malaysians are never alone, we are strong sebab kita ni Rojak. I believe I have done my part the best I can for my country, and I will continue doing for as long as I live, and I hope my sons will play their role too demi Negara yang tercinta.
Selamat Hari Malaysia 2020! 🇲🇾
P/S: Forget about overseas, go all out cuti-cuti Malaysia and help each other out #KitaJagaKita. Yang tidak penah naik Gunung KK, Gunung Stong, Pulau Sipadan, Perhentian, Mulu, you really should. Malaysia is full of magical places. What is your best cuti-cuti Malaysia experience?”
Malaysia Day is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. This event saw the union of Malaya, North Borneo (which was renamed Sabah), Sarawak, and Singapore into a single state. Singapore, however, was expelled from the federation less than two years later, on 9 August 1965.