TERENGGANU Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah has lauded menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar’s decision to use the same National Day logo and theme as the federal government.
Raja Kamarul said that National Day should be celebrated by all parties regardless of political affiliation in the spirit of unification for the sake of the beloved nation of Malaysia.
“The Terengganu menteri besar’s statement is accurate and timely, and other opposition parties and the government should follow suit,” he said in a statement on his Facebook page today (Aug 21).
“Any differences of opinion should be set aside in order to develop a more prosperous country while celebrating the national day together in the spirit of our success.”
According to Raja Kamarul, people were tired of anarchy and hatred in politics and urged everyone to work together to develop the country.
He said it was the responsibility of politicians and representatives to help the people and lighten their burdens and not add to their troubles by endless politics.
“Imagine a household where the mother and father always argue and blame each other in front of their children.
“Such is the scenario in Malaysia today where every opportunity is exploited for political gain. Where is the responsible mature politician at a time when the country needs it the most?” he added.
This came after the Terengganu state government said that they will use the same National Day logo and theme as the federal government for the state level celebrations this year.
“Yes, same (the use of the National Day logo and theme according to the federal government),” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia today (Aug 21).
Last Saturday (Aug 19), Perikatan Nasional (PN) Youth leader Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said the four PN ruled states namely Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu would likely use the alternative logo and theme instead of those announced at the federal level.
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).
The Pasir Mas MP’s action did not sit well with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who had described PN’s plan to use different National Day logos and themes in the four states under its administration as “crazy”.
According to Zahid, Ahmad does not deserve to be elected as the people’s representative for having such a ‘narrow-minded’ attitude.
“Is he crazy or what? He doesn’t deserve to be an MP if he has a narrow-minded (jumud) attitude. This is about celebrating the National Day at the national level, not everything can be politicised.
“Hence, I hope that matters like this will not be politicised in the future,” he was reported as saying by New Straits Times yesterday (Aug 20). – Aug 21, 2023