PUTRAJAYA: The unity of Malaysians is now represented by one symbol – the 1Malaysia Negaraku logo.
The symbol, which combines the 1Malaysia and Negaraku logos, was launched in conjunction with the 60th National Day celebration.
The new logo comprises the numeral “1” draped with the Jalur Gemilang and the word “Negaraku” at the bottom.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who launched it, said he hoped the spirit of unity, respect and cooperation that the 1Malaysia concept represents would continue with the new logo.
The 1Malaysia concept, which was his brainchild, was launched on June 27, 2009.
The other initiative, Negaraku, was launched recently to foster patriotism among Malaysians.
“We decided to combine these two initiatives because unity and patriotism are important elements for a successful and peaceful Malaysia,” said Najib.
He acknowledged that the journey to achieve unity was not without obstacles and challenges.
“But if we are truly committed to a united Malaysia, where the people come together in harmony, it can be a reality,” he said.
Also present at the launch were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Cabinet Ministers and the Prime Minister’s special projects coordinator Tan Sri Dr Lim Kok Wing.