TO GO WITH MALAYSIA-UNESCO-HERITAGE-FEATURE" by Romen Bose This picture taken ON August 31, 1957 and provided by the National Archives of Malaysia shows Malaysia's first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman (2nd L) declaring his country's independence from British rule at Stadium Negara. The iconic stadium where Malaysia proclaimed its independence half a century ago has won a United Nations award after being stripped of modern additions and restored to its retro glory. Stadium Merdeka -- Malay for "Independence" -- was built to stage the ceremony that marked the end of British colonial rule. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / National Archives of Malaysia / HO / AFP PHOTO / AFP

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