Dato' Dr Babu & Stanley Lim
16th September 1963 marks the day Sarawak and Sabah joined the Federation of Malaya which led to the formation of Malaysia and this date has recently been celebrated as "Malaysia Day" besides "Hari Merdeka" which falls on 31st August each year. Malaysians residing in Brunei were hosted to a reception yesterday afternoon (from 4.00pm to 6.00pm) to celebrate "Malaysia Day" and "Hari Raya Aidil Fitri" by the His Excellency, Dato' Abdullah Sani Omar at the Malaysian High Commission at Jalan Kebangsaan. One of the programmes which was the the flag raising ceremony was cancelled due to the rain. Several Malaysian students were presented with "students' excellence awards" sponsored by AmCapital, Maybank and RHB Bank. The guests were later treated to a sumptuous buffet but unfortunately I cannot eat much as I had to leave early for my regular squash game which was scheduled at 6.00pm!