KEDAH Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has announced that the state government will be using the using the National Day logo and theme of the federal government.
Sanusi said the logo and theme of “Malaysia Madani: Tekad Perpaduan Penuhi Harapan” (Malaysia Madani: The Commitment of Unity Fulfills Hope) will also be used at state-level National Day celebrations.
The Jeniri state assemblyman explained that using the same theme and logo between two states with different political beliefs was not an issue as it does not change their political stance.
“We will use the federal government’s logo and theme, just like Terengganu. Our stand is that we will follow what is decided on the federal level…there’s no issue about using the same logo and theme,” he said in a press conference after chairing the first exco meeting at Wisma Darul Aman earlier today (Aug 23).
“Why raise arguments regarding the issue? We agreed to use the same theme and logo, this does not mean that we agree with the Malaysia Madani concept introduced by the unity government.”
Previously, PAS Youth chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said the four states under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government may use different National Day logos and themes for state-level celebrations instead of those announced at the federal level.
Ahmad Fadhli said Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, which are led by PAS, would likely use the alternative logo and theme launched by PN Youth on Saturday (Aug 19).
He said the PN Youth’s logo depicts the hibiscus flower with five petals which is the national flower, taking the colours found in the Jalur Gemilang with the theme of “Teguh Muafakat Malaysia Sejahtera” (Strong Consensus for a Prosperous Malaysia).
Previously the Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil expressed hope for all states to use the same theme and logo for the celebrations introduced by the federal government.
Fahmi announced the “’Malaysia Madani: Tekad Perpaduan, Penuhi Harapan” as the National Day and Malaysia Day celebration theme and raised Malaysia Madani as an official logo.
Fahmi also added that the Malaysia Madani logo was adopted as the official logo for the National Day and Malaysia Day 2023 celebration consisting of a unique and symbolic logo design showing raised hands to recite the Rukun Negara pledge. – Aug 23, 2023
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