Published: Friday August 31, 2012 MYT 12:09:00 PM
Updated: Friday August 31, 2012 MYT 12:33:12 PM
PM: Prosperity and peace for young Malaysians
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has delivered stability, prosperity and peace for the next generation of Malaysians, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"This is Janji Ditepati (Promises Kept)," he said in his speech at the 55th Merdeka Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka on Friday.
"We have done this for the new generation so that when our young ones take over the reigns of the country we leave them with an ideal country.
"I am for you," added Najib, referring to the song "IM4U" composed by the Youth and Sports Ministry.
Thousands thronged Dataran Merdeka to watch the annual parade, with many waving the national flag exuberantly and singing patriotic songs.
The celebrations were made even more festive with the blaring of vuvuzelas in the air as people shouted "Satu Malaysia!" and "Janji Ditepati".
A few extra creative individuals stood out from the crowd by wearing outfits made with the national flag.
The celebrations began at 8am after Najib arrived and ended at 10am.
The festivities will continue with another show at the Bukit Jalil Stadium at 6pm.