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MILO® celebrates Malaysia’s 66th Independence Day by giving out more than 200,000 free cups of MILO® nationwide

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Putrajaya, 31 August, 2023 – Celebrating the true spirit of ‘Malaysia Boleh’, MILO® proudly commemorated Malaysia’s 66th Independence Day by giving out more than 200,000 cups of free MILO® Goodness throughout the nation on 31st August.

MILO® truck serving the nation's favourite malt drinkThe iconic MILO® truck serving the nation's favourite malt drink at the Merdeka parade in Putrajaya

At this year's 66th Merdeka parade in Putrajaya, MILO® had assigned 20 MILO® trucks that gave away approximately 100,000 cups of free MILO® samples to the attendees. For those who couldn't be present at the national celebration in Putrajaya, an additional 22 MILO®’s iconic trucks travelled across the country, carrying another 100,000 MILO® samples that were stationed nationwide, ensuring everyone could join in the Merdeka spirit.

Present at the national parade was His Majesty Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’Ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah who officiated the Merdeka celebration, where Malaysians got to enjoy a multitude of performances and activities that were specially organised for those who attended.

Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Officer of MILO®, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, ”We at MILO® are proud to be part of the nationwide Merdeka celebrations as we are able to witness Malaysians gathered in unity to celebrate one of the most important days in Malaysian history. Being able to serve Malaysians their favourite MILO® from the truck at the National Day parade and other locations is especially significant as we celebrate how far we have come in the last 66 years and our strength together to move forward as a nation”. 

For those who may not be acquainted with its origins, the now-iconic ‘Malaysia Boleh’ slogan had its inception in 1992 through the efforts of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), where MILO® kicked off the first-ever ‘Malaysia Boleh’ campaign in conjunction with the 1993 SEA Games in Singapore. The campaign became a major success and ever since then, the ‘Malaysia Boleh’ spirit has proudly stood as a symbol of national unity.

This year, MILO® celebrates its second anniversary of its #MalaysiaBolehBersamaMILO campaign where MILO® has continued its strong commitment to sports, wellness, and national events. This dedication is evident as the brand continues to fuel Malaysians with the energy to go further and forward, and will be organising its first and largest-ever Surf Skate Competition at the MILO® Super Park event on Malaysia Day this year, which is set for September 16th in Putrajaya. The two-day family-focused extravaganza will feature a diverse range of enjoyable activities for the public, firmly expressing MILO®’s support for this important national celebration.

More information can be found on MILO® Malaysia’s website

About MILO®
MILO® is the leading nutritious chocolate malt beverage in Malaysia beloved for its iconic taste.  Packed with the goodness of malt barley, milk and cocoa with a unique blend of 6 vitamins and 3 minerals, MILO® has fueled generations of champions with the energy to go further. For over 70 years, MILO® has grown alongside Malaysia and been a vital part of the nation’s sports heritage, providing athletes the nutrition as well as the platform to grow and flourish through the various MILO® grassroots sports programmes.

About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our over 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.

This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at

For more information, please contact:

Wen Mei
Zeno Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2283 5922
Email: [email protected]

Stephanie Lau
Zeno Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2283 5922
E-mail: [email protected]