The first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj spearheaded the effort for independence, leading a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya (now Malaysia) in negotiations with the British in London for Merdeka, or Independence. Just when it became clear that the Communist threat posed during the Malayan Emergency was getting out of hand, agreement was reached on February 8, 1956, for Malaya to gain independence from the British Empire. But for some reason it was decided that the official proclamation of independence would be made the next year, on August 31, 1957, at Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), in Kuala Lumpur.
On this glorious day Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman proudly declared the independence day of Malaysia by shouting out "Merdeka" seven times at the Merdeka Stadium. Hari Merdeka meaning the Independence Day is the national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule. In a larger perspective this day is celebrates the formation of Malaysia.
After the GST( Goods and Service tax) roll out since 1st July, there have been major price changes in the auto sector across various segments. The new tax structure has mostly received a positive response as car prices have been reduced for most segments and models. For August 2017, car manufacturers are giving discount benefits to its customers like Cash discount and Exchange bonus. In addition, Hyundai and Volkswagen are giving various discount benefits on the occasion of Independence Day. Here, we have compiled a list of benefits on cars which are offered at dealership level so the final figures may vary from one city to another. Although the cess has again been increased on luxury cars, it'll become effective only in September and hence August might be a good month to buy a new car since not only will prices go up later, the Independence Day discounts make instant buying a more lucrative option.