I Fulfill Your Promise, You Pay Back eh?

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

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1970: Muhibah dan Perpaduan

1971: Masyarakat Progresif

1972: Masyarakat Adil

1973: Masyarakat Kerkebudayaan Malaysia

1974: Sains dan Teknologi Alat Perpaduan

1975: Masyarakat Kerdikari

1976: Ketahanan Rakyat

1977: 20 Tahun Bersatu Maju

1978: Kebudayaan Sendi Perpaduan

1979: Bersatu Berdisiplin

1980: Berdisiplin Berbakti

1981: Berdisiplin Berharmoni

1982: Berdisiplin Giat Maju

1983: Bersama ke Arah Kemajuan

1984: Amanah Asas Kejayaan 1985

1985: Nasionalisme Teras Perpaduan

1986: Bangsa Tegas Negara Teguh

1987: Setia Bersatu Berusaha Maju

1988: Bersatu

1989: Bersatu

1990: Berjaya

1991: Wawasan 2020

1992: Wawasan Asas Kemajuan

1993: Bersatu Menuju Wawasan

1994: Nilai Murni Jayakan Wawasan

1995: Jatidiri Penggerak Wawasan

1996: Budaya Penentu Kecapaian

1997: Akhlak Mulia Masyarakat Jaya

1998: Negara Kita Tanggungjawab Kita

1999: Bersatu Ke Alaf Baru

2000-2006: Keranamu Malaysia

2007: Malaysiaku Gemilang

2008: Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan

2009: Rakyat Didahulukan Pencapaian Diutamakan

2010: 1Malaysia Menjana Transformasi

2011: 1Malaysia Transformasi Berjaya Rakyat Sejahtera

2012: Janji Ditepati

Yes, it is a universal value but please, Malaysians do not have third-world mentality. Based on the context, it is highly politicised. An independence slogan is something that have the ability to unite a nation regardless of their race, culture or political views. I think the universality value is there but the nationalism is not quite grasp by all. The slogan should portray our country’s vision and epitomises our hopes and dreams for national value and noble civilization. But then, it is perhaps perceived as a desperate mean to gain support (?)  It is rather quite disappointing. Well, at least they decided to change the logo. Talking about the logo, *sigh.facepalm* I’m not a designer nor am I in position to heavily criticize the design as I’m not in the industry professionally, but, seriously? There is indeed an economic downturn but designing a logo that constitutes creativity and full of symbolism does not cost much, I think. Some people even willingly to do it for free. Good thing they’re not going to use it as the main tool to promote our national day celebration . *Pray for Malaysia*

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