Khairy hopes theme song can motivate the nation
THE excitement of the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games continues to increase with the launch of the official theme song Bangkit Bersama (Rising Together) at the Pavillion shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The song, composed by Datuk Ramli MS, is sung by popular singer Dayang Nurfaizah and will be played throughout the duration of the games which officially starts on Aug 19.
Two other Sea Games theme songs Tunjuk Belang, sung by Monoloque, Azlan and Malique, as well as So Many Hands by Mia Palencia were launched earlier this month.
Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who officiated the launch yesterday, said this is the first time the public has been involved in the making of a theme song.
Malaysian Organising Committee for the Games (MASOC) had engaged the public to contribute lyric ideas via social media.
“I am very happy with the support the public has given by contributing their ideas and stories. Today I present the song which belongs to all the fans,” said Khairy.
“Sing it with pride so our athletes can feel the enthusiasm and support.”
Khairy also welcomed Pavillion as a silver sponsor for the games. Pavilion, which will contribute between RM1 million and RM3 million worth of sponsorship, also launched its own Sea Games programme yesterday with a display of 1,000 RIMAU mascots.