Established on 27th August 2007, the Merdeka Award is a to recognise and reward excellent individuals and organisations whose works and achievements have not only contributed to the nation’s growth but have also inspired greatness in the people of Malaysia. It is a prestigious award that honours their outstanding effort and role in living the ‘Merdeka’ spirit.
Merdeka, (as celebrated on 31st. of August annually, the Malaysian Independence Day) is about honour, passion, determination and sacrifice. It reminds everyone to reflect on the admirable qualities as portrayed by our ‘Pejuang Kemerdekaan’ (The Independence Heroes), role models with relentless human spirit.
So the idea of this Merdeka Award aims to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence, encourage a world view, thereby enhancing Malaysia’s standing as a dynamic, competitive 21st Century Global Player in all key sectors from science and technology to the arts.
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