• Flag of Malaysia
The flag of Malaysia is known as Jalur Gemilang. Jalur Gemilang shows that Malaysia has their own identity the other country can recognise as Malaysia. The flag was first raised in 16 September 1963. Following the the formation of Malaysia, the design of the Malayan flag was modified to reflect and honour the new states in the federation. Malaysian is encouraged to fly the Jalur Gemilang at their homes,buildings,and corporate premises during National Day. It is for us to cherish and be happy that Malaysia is an independent and sovereign nation liberated from British colonial rule.
• Constitution of Malaysia
The Federal Constitution is the supreme law of Malaysia since 1967. Constitution means a document that spells out the basic elements of government, the powers of these elements, the requirements for holding national office, and privileges of the citizens. Constitution provides the establishment of 3 main branches of the government which is executive, legislative and judicial. The Constitution is important because it protects individual freedom, and its fundamental principles govern the Malaysia. The Constitution places the government’s power in the hands of the citizens. It limits the power of the government and establishes a system of checks and balances.
• Incident in Lahad Datu
The incident started when Kerajaan Sulu had no aggression to our country. There is a longstanding dispute with the Philippines tied to the claim of the sultanate of Sulu, which had ruled over parts of Sabah before the British transferred it to the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. The incident which happened in2013, leaving dozens of militants, civilians, and Malaysian security forces dead. Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) planning to resettle residents in the water village within the eastern Sabah Security Zone. The effectiveness of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) program involving the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Armed Forces (ATM) was obvious throughout the Lahad Datu joint security forces offensive. Cases are being solved because international court had decided that Sabah and the archipelago is under the Federation of Malaysia.
As a conclusion, sovereignty indicate a freedom to make decision within a proper sphere. It is the most important features which differentiates the State from other associations which have no sovereign power. When a state has its own supreme power, it can maintain its unity and integration. Otherwise, society will become worse and mutual dispute will occur when there is no ultimate power. Malaysia also cannot make or implement laws in the absence of sovereignty. With ultimate power, Malaysia can give protection to the citizens from any external threat or internal disturbances. Thus, the tragic incident like what happened in Lahad Datu is a reminder to Malaysia that shows how important of remaining united for the sake of country’s sovereignty.