Young Sarawak lawyer’s indelible link to Malaysia Day


Desmond Davidson

A motorcyclist, who has adorned his bike with Jalur Gemilang, rides through the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Sarawak folk prefer to celebrate Malaysia Day rather than Merdeka Day because they view the latter as a celebration solely for peninsular Malaysians. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 16, 2021.

MOST 30-year-olds will see Malaysia Day as just another public holiday, but not Aubrey Ng, a Kuching-born lawyer practising in Kuala Lumpur.

For her, September 16 is a time to reflect with great satisfaction and a wry smile on the small role she played to help get the date the Federation of Malaysia was formed in 1963, formally recognised as a national holiday and an important day in the country’s history.


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