Malaya (now Malaysia) achieved independence from its colonial master United Kingdom and August 31st is celebrated as Merdeka which means Independence in Malay. Things however has not been going too well in Malaysia.
An opposition politician's aide, Teoh Beng Hock, was killed while under MACC's (Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission better know as Malaysia Agency for Cows and Cars) custody with many claiming he was murdered. Then there is the infamous protest over the relocation of a Hindu temple where protesters carried a bloodied head of a cow, an animal taken to be sacred by Hindus.
Malaysians have renamed this year's Merdeka day as Murdeka (murder) and Moodeka (moo, the mooing of the suffering cow)