Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim explained that no official logo is being used for the 55th Merdeka Day celebration this year except for the 1Malaysia logo, as was the case last year.

He said the theme for this year’s Merdeka Day celebration was “55 Tahun Merdeka Janji Ditepati” (55 Years of Independence, Promises Fulfilled).

“The artwork used by some quarters so far is just an additional display material and not the official logo,” he said in a statement.

Rais said there would be other promotional material for display for the Aug 31 Merdeka Day and Sept 16 Malaysia Day celebrations.

Some quarters are questioning the reason for the use of a 55th Merdeka Day logo which, they claimed, had no quality in terms of art and was merely a combination of the 1Malaysia logo, the national flag and the theme for this year’s celebration.

Source: Bernama