Malaysia embraces unity with ‘Tekad Perpaduan Penuhi Harapan’ theme for National Day, Malaysia Day celebrations

Dr abdul Rahman (centre row, third right) together with Jaafar (second left) and other attendees holding up their palms during the launching of the Malaysia Madani logo and theme for the National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations at Mydin Petra Jaya on May 27, 2023.

KUCHING, May 27: The theme for this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, ‘Tekad Perpaduan Penuhi Harapan’, was officially launched at the regional level at Mydin Petra Jaya here today.

The event, which also witnessed the unveiling of Malaysia Madani as the official logo for the celebrations, took place simultaneously at the Esplanade in Taman KLCC, Kuala Lumpur and 1Borneo Hypermall in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The launch ceremony marked the commencement of the countdown towards the celebration of National Day on Aug 31 and Malaysia Day on Sept 16, as significant dates in the history of the formation of Malaysia.

Highlighting that the logo and theme of the celebrations symbolise and emphasise the unity of Malaysians, Deputy Minister of Utility Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi urged Malaysians and Sarawakians to appreciate the moments of peace and freedom experienced thus far.

“As a country with diverse community, the chosen logo and theme should reflect the principles and values of unity and plurality among Malaysians. The Malaysia Madani logo was chosen for its symbolic design featuring hands raised to recite the Rukun Negara pledge, accompanied by the basic colours of the Jalur Gemilang flag.

“The aspiration of Malaysia Madani is unity as the main key to ensuring that people experience all forms of progress and modernity, while preserving the sustainability of the nation’s culture, creativity, confidence, well-being, respect and courtesy,” he said in his speech at the launching event at Mydin Petra Jaya here today which was broadcast live through Jabatan Penerangan Sarawak social media.

Aligned with Sarawak’s 60 Years of Independence celebration, Dr Abdul Rahman said a series of large-scale activities and programmes have been planned to enliven the celebrations at the Sarawak-level.

The main highlights of the planned events include a Sarawak Day celebration on July 22 in Kuching, Sarawak-level National Day celebration on Aug 31 at Mukah and Malaysia Day celebration on Sept 16 in Kuching.

Additionally, the celebrations will also feature the Sarawak Merdeka Convoy, a digital exhibition, a thanksgiving ceremony to be attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, a State banquet, a concert, firework show, street parade, as well as a series of gathering programmes.

Malaysia Information Department Sarawak director Jaafar Jantan, Kuching Resident Fathi Hambali and Federal Deputy Secretary Banges Munga were among those present. — DayakDaily