KUALA KLAWANG, 27 April 2009: The Information, Communication and Culture Ministry will launch a contest to identify the best composer for the 1Malaysia song.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said just like other songs that inculcate patriotism in their composition, especially songs like Budi Bahasa Budaya Kita and those that promote reading, the ministry also wanted the 1Malaysia song lyrics to attract listeners.
“God willing, I hope we can get a good response from composers and we hope to pick the best composition,” he told reporters after attending a dinner hosted by Kelab Rekreasi Warga Tua, Kuala Klawang here last night.
Dr Rais who is also Jelebu Member of Parliament said the song would represent all races.
The 1Malaysia song, to be in composed in Bahasa Malaysia, would be widely aired on all TV and radio stations according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wishes.
Dr Rais also said he was surprised with his appointment to the Umno supreme council by Najib, who is also Umno president, on 24 April.
“I did not expect to be among those appointed but I am deeply honoured with the announcement and hope to do my very best to strengthen the party,” he said. — Bernama
WY Kam says
1Malaysia, kata En Razak (bukan Altantunya),
Satu Malaysia, One Malaysia,
Apa maksudnya, apa maksudnya…
Semua pun confuse, satu Malaysia.
1Malaysia bawah penjajahan Umno,
kata En Anwar,
1Malaysia bersatu padu untuk Umno,
kata En Rais,
1Malaysia kerja untuk saya (baca Umno),
kata En Toyo,
Apa maksudnya? apa maksudnya … I dunno.
D Lim says
A song which binds is a song which reflects the sentiments of the people. Blind patriotism can be dangerous but patriotism based on feelings of inclusion and justice for all creeds of colour, religion and culture is the ultimate bond of a society. It is useless to sing a song where one cannot relate with. I hope whoever writes the song, will remember this.
Shanon to the rescue!
written by katak
Oh, welcome to Najib’s paradise
C 4 yourself with your own eyes
Corruption and racism across the land
When it involves Umno what also can
1Malaysia means false democracy
Say goodbye to meritocracy and equality
1Malaysia concept is the best
If you don’t agree we will ISA your ass