'Forum Kebangsaan' in Conjunction with the Independence of Malaysia and Indonesia
(IAIS Malaysia, 26 August 2019)
Malaysia and Indonesia have established a long history of diplomatic relations. On top of their close geographical proximity in the Archipelago, the two countries share many similarities in terms of language, culture, customs and civilisation. The two countries even celebrate their independence in the same month, on 31 August (1957) and 17 August (1945), respectively.