This Is The New Song That All Students And Teachers Must Sing During School Assembly

It's an initiative to instil the sense of patriotism among students.

Cover image via Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia

Students and teachers across the country are required to sing a new song during assembly now

Image via Harian Metro

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has issued a new directive on 8 May to all state education director to inform them that all students and academicians will have to sing the new 'Aku Negaraku' song during school assembly.

The MOE stated that the songs must be sung in the order as follows:
1. Negaraku
2. Official state song
3. Official school song
4. Aku Negaraku

This initiative will impact about five million students and 400,000 teachers in public schools nationwide.

This song is part of the initiative of the Negaraku programme, which is the brainchild of PM Najib Razak, to boost the spirit and love for Malaysia

This was revealed by education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, who launched the song in SMK Damansara Utama on Tuesday, 23 May.

"The addition of this contemporary beat song is expected to inject a positive spirit and instil patriotism among students," Khair said, as reported by Harian Metro.

"It carries the message to love your country. The ministry is confident that 'Aku Negaraku' will be well received by everyone in school, especially students," he said, adding that students across the country should appreciate and understand the meaning of the song lyrics and put them into practice.

A search on Google revealed that the song has been uploaded to YouTube by several users. Listen to it here:

According to media reports, Aku Negaraku is composed by Audi Mok Chuang Yew while Shazee Ishak and Ad Samad wrote the song lyrics

Here's the lyrics of the song:

Kusedar tanah air aku bertuah
Di sini tempatku berjasa
Kusedar sempurna hidupku di sini
Malaysia ku terhutang budi

Aku negaraku
Aku negaraku
Sememangnya negaraku maju
Negaraku tanah tumpah darahku
Aku negaraku
Di hatiku negaraku
Selamanya aku negaraku
Negaraku tanah tumpah darahku

Kita bersama membina masa depan
Semangat setinggi angkasa
Kita bersama bersyukur pada Tuhan
Kepada-Nya kita berserah

(Repeat Chorus)

Ku laungkan namamu ke seluruh dunia
Malaysia aku bahagia

(Repeat Chorus)

Aku negaraku

Those who are interested in keeping a copy of the song may download it from the MOE website.

Do you think the new song will help to instil patriotism among students? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

About two weeks ago, students were allegedly given a song and asked to sing for PM Najib Razak during the UMNO anniversary celebration event:

Speaking of which, did you know that a British composer once composed a song for Malaysia's national anthem but it was rejected:

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