KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia prepares for National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations this year, a new logo and theme have been launched in the lead-up to the events.
In a ceremony at Angkasapuri here yesterday, Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa unveiled the theme of “Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama”, with the logo representing infrastructural development, communication systems and the expansion of digitalisation efforts for the benefit of Malaysians.
“Both the logo and theme are in line with the Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) concept introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, with ‘Teguh Bersama’ symbolising the strength and togetherness achievable through the collective efforts of Malaysians.
“They should also not remain as just display materials but instead be understood by Malaysians and bring value to everyone around,” he said in his speech.
He also noted the early launch of the logo and theme this year was to promote better awareness among members of the Malaysian Family.
Various programmes and contests to instil patriotism among the people have been lined up from July 30 to Sept 16.
“Among them will be Kembara Keluarga Malaysia 2022 (KKM2022) where the Jalur Gemilang will cross all states in the country, akin to the baton exchange concept.
“This will begin on July 30 in Putrajaya and end on Aug 31 at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur for the National Day celebrations,” he said, adding that he hoped for greater participation among community members and families.
Also present was the ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek.
During his speech, the minister also mentioned that a collective effort was needed by stakeholders including government ministries, agencies and industry players to tackle inflation effectively.
“All parties, including the government, cannot just sit and operate as if it is business as usual.
“As such, a consolidated effort is needed among all stakeholders to ensure inflation in the country is at a manageable rate,” said Annuar, who chaired the newly set up special task force on inflation.
At the same time, he also called for personal egos to be set aside in favour of collaborative efforts between the government and Opposition for the sake of political stability.
On a separate matter, Annuar denied signing any statutory declaration (SD) to support PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister.
“The Umno president (Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) had also not asked me to sign the SD,” he told reporters.
He added that party leaders should instead focus on ways to harmonise the situation, with the focus placed on serving the people.
“These issues should also be handled internally,” said Annuar, who is also the Ketereh MP.
His comments come following a no-holds-barred press conference by Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman on Monday, where he claimed that Ahmad Zahid and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak were among Umno’s prominent leaders who signed SDs for the purpose.