Malaysia celebrated 15 years of independence with a parade through the streets of Kuala Lampur the capital on Thursday (31 August).
GV Police outriders followed by official cars
GV PAN Parade assembled
SV Officials on dais take salute
LV Helicopters fly past
LV Jets fly past
GV & SV Army vehicles (2 shots)
SV VIP's look on
GVs & SVs Parade in progress (9 shots)
GV Crowd watches
GV People follow peacock tableau
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Background: Malaysia celebrated 15 years of independence with a parade through the streets of Kuala Lampur the capital on Thursday (31 August). Armed Forces, school children and social welfare organisations were among those taking past. Official speeches later traced Malaysia's progress since 1957 when it gained independence from Britain. Similar celebrations were held in the Malaysian Borneo states of Sarawak and Sabah.