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  2. Merdeka - Wikipedia

    Merdeka ( Jawi: مرديک; Indonesian: [mərˈdɛka], Malay: [mərdeka]) is a term in Indonesian and Malay which means "independent" or "free". It is derived from the Sanskrit maharddhika (महर्द्धिक) meaning "rich, prosperous, and powerful". In the Malay Archipelago, this term had acquired the meaning of a freed slave.

  3. Merdeka 118 - Wikipedia

    Merdeka 118. Menara Warisan Merdeka ( lit. Merdeka 118, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, [a] KL 118 and PNB 118, is a 118-story megatall skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At 678.9 m (2,227 ft) tall, it is the second-tallest building and structure in the world, only behind the Burj Khalifa at 828 m (2,717 ft).

  4. Malayan Declaration of Independence - Wikipedia

    The Malayan Declaration of Independence ( Malay: Pemasyhuran Kemerdekaan Tanah Melayu Jawi: ڤمشهوران کمرديکا ء ن تانه ملايو), was officially proclaimed on Saturday, 31 August 1957, by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first chief minister of the Federation of Malaya. In a ceremony held at the Merdeka Stadium, the proclamation ...

  5. Albertus Soegijapranata - Wikipedia

    Early life Soegija was born on 25 November 1896 in Surakarta to Karijosoedarmo, an abdi dalem (courtier) at the Sunanate of Surakarta, and his wife Soepiah. The family was abangan Muslim, and Soegija's grandfather Soepa was a kyai ; Soegija followed their religion. Soegija – whose name was derived from the Javanese word soegih, meaning rich – was the fifth of nine children. The family ...

  6. Merdeka Palace - Wikipedia

    The Merdeka Palace ( Indonesian: Istana Merdeka; also known in Indonesian as Istana Gambir and during the Dutch colonial times as Paleis te Koningsplein ), is one of six presidential palaces in Indonesia. It is located on the north side of the Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, and is used as the official residence of the president ...

  7. Malaysian Independence Day parade - Wikipedia

    The Independence Day Parade ( Malay: Perarakan Hari Merdeka) is held every 31 August in commemoration of Malaya's independence. Since independence, the event has been usually held at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, the original site of the first independence parade held on 1 September 1957. There were also times where the celebrations ...

  8. Anies Baswedan - Wikipedia

    Personal life Early life. Anies Rasyid Baswedan was born on 7 May 1969, in Kuningan, West Java, as the eldest son and child of the three children of Aliyah Rasyid (b. 1940), a lecturer at Yogyakarta State University, and Rasyid Baswedan (1934–2013), a vice rector at Islamic University of Indonesia.

  9. Merdeka Award - Wikipedia

    The Merdeka Award is a Malaysian award that recognises and celebrates the achievements and significant contributions of individuals to Malaysia and its people, within their respective fields. [1] The Royal Patron of the Merdeka Award Trust is the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. [2]