Untuk Negeri Kita

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Untuk Negeri Kita
English: For Our State

State anthem of  Penang
Lyrics James W. Boyle
Music James W. Boyle
Adopted 1972

Untuk Negeri Kita (English: For Our State) is the state anthem of Penang, a Malaysian state. It was written and composed by James W. Boyle (1922-1971), an Eurasian Penangite and music composer.[1] It was first played on 22 December 1972 during the birthday celebrations of the then Governor of Penang (Malay: Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang), Tun Syed Sheh Hassan Barakbah.

Lyrics[edit]

Untuk Negeri Kita
Malay English translation
Selamat Tuhan kurniakan,
Selamat Pulau Pinang,
Negeriku yang mulia,
Kutaat dan setia,
Aman dan bahagia,
Majulah jayalah,
Negeriku yang ku cinta,
Bersatu dan bersama,
Untuk negeri kita.
May God grant safety,
Safety to Penang,
My noble state,
To which I am loyal and faithful,
Peaceful and cheerful,
May you progress and succeed,
My state which I love,
United and together,
For our state.

Use[edit]

At the start of all official functions held within the state of Penang, the state anthem of Penang must be played after the Malaysian national anthem, Negaraku. The state anthem must be sung according to the official Malay lyrics. The flag of Penang is also raised simultaneously with the singing of the state anthem. Every person present must stand at attention while singing the state anthem.

In addition, the state anthem is sung once a week in all schools throughout Penang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong Chun Wai (4 January 2014). "Penang's Kelawi Road where the Eurasians set words to music". The Star. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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