Tun M: 1Malaysia Slogan And Greeting Need To Be Changed

The slogan was coined by former prime minister Najib Razak in 2009.

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The 1Malaysia slogan and greeting will soon be a thing of the past, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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The slogan was coined by his predecessor Najib Razak in 2009.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the premier revealed, "We may have to change to a different slogan. We have not decided on a suitable slogan."

A report by Malaysiakini seemed to confirm the change, as the news portal cited a leaked document to the staff at the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives, and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) revealing Tun Dr Mahathir's instruction to cease the use of the slogan

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According to Malaysiakini, the document details the contents of a meeting between Mahathir and the secretaries-general of all ministries on Monday, 14 May.

KPDNKK officials and an unnamed secretary-general of another ministry confirmed the contents of the message to be true.

Using the 1Malaysia logo on corporate shirts and certificates should stop, the document revealed

Former prime minister Najib Razak with a 1Malaysia pin.

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The practice of greeting "Salam 1Malaysia", "Salam Negaraku", and "Salam Negaraku Malaysia" should also be discontinued. Moving on, greetings should either be "Assalamualakum" or "Salam Sejahtera".

Staff should stop using the 1Malaysia and Negaraku pin as well, Malaysiakini reported. 

Meanwhile, photos of workers removing 1Malaysian signages have appeared on social media

BorneoPost Online reported that the logo in front of the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) at Jalan Bukit Mata in Kuching was taken down yesterday, 16 May.

New Straits Times (NST) posted images on its Facebook page showing the 1Malaysia signage being removed in Negeri Sembilan.

Tun Dr Mahathir revealed that 17,000 civil servants, particularly contract workers and political appointees, will be terminated soon:

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