Independence Day

Indonesia: 73 and stronger

Indonesia celebrates 73 years of independence today as a vibrant and powerful country, thanks in no small part to ASEAN.

17 August 2018
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Brunei, a success story from the beginning

Officially, Brunei is known as Negara Brunei Darussalam - negara meaning country and Darussalam translating from Arabic to mean “abode of peace.” This sultanate with a rich cultural background and history, celebrates its National Day today, the 23rd of

23 February 2018
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Myanmar: Above and beyond

At 4:20 am – a time which was deemed auspicious by a Burmese astrologer – on the 4th of January 1948, a new nation was born.

4 January 2018
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Aku anak Malaysia (I am a Malaysian)

Malaysia (known as the Federation of Malaya at the time of its independence ) celebrated its first Independence Day when the first Malaysian prime minister Abdul Rahman hailed the word "merdeka" - independence in the Malay language - seven times and re

31 August 2017
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60th year of the Malaysian Ringgit

Malaysia celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence from the British Empire on August 31, 2017. For sixty years, this proud Southeast Asian nation has adopted its own currency that is known today as the ringgit.

31 August 2017
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2017 SEA Games concludes in style

Malaysia celebrates the end of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) with a glittering, colourful and sparkling closing ceremony at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

31 August 2017
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