Friday, October 8, 2010
Federal Territories new official song in process of getting Agong's consent: Raja Nong Chik
KUALA LUMPUR: The new official song for the Federal Territories (FT) which had been approved by the Cabinet, is in the process of obtaining the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the latest development on the song was expected to be announced by the ministry's secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib soon.
He said this to reporters after opening the commercial premises called Anjung Niaga of the At-Taqwa Mosque in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, here, today.
Raja Nong Chik was reported before to have said that the new Federal Territories' song with a more upbeat tempo, had lyrics that were more in tune with the 1Malaysia spirit.
According to the plan, the existing song, "Maju dan Sejahtera", will be replaced before next year's Federal Territories Day celebration.
There had been various reactions from several quarters including Barisan Nasional and opposition members of parliament to the proposed song change.
Meanwhile, Raja Nong Chik said the building of Anjung Niaga showed the close cooperation of residents in the area which should be emulated by others.
Anjung Niaga is a RM690,000 two-storey building comprising 10 shoplots and office space, the construction of which was fully funded by donations from the residents.