A local portal reported that four states under Pakatan Rakyat (PR) control will have three different themes for this year’s National Day celebrations instead of the theme of “Janji Ditepati (Promises Fulfilled)” which the Malaysian government has published.
Kedah is reported to use “Terus Berbakti (Continue to Serve)” as its state theme while Kelantan will be adopting “Menerajui Perubahan (Spearheading Change)”. Penang and Selangor will maintain the “Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa”.
The announcement differs from what Pakatan Rakyat Executive Secretary, Shabrimi Sidek said previously when he said that PR would respect the federal government’s right to choose the theme for Merdeka.[News Source]