I don't know what's the fuss about, but I think it is indeed a masterpiece.
Look at how intricate the design is. It moved me to tears seeing how beautiful, and haunting this logo is.
Even the meanings of each logo was poignantly written.
Phrases like "kedaulatan dipertahankan". 'M' for "maju" and "makmur" 'coz we can afford the taxes imposed on us on cars that are cheaper overseas, and that we have never tried to kill each other. "Janji Ditepati" for all the promises made (I'm positively sure that my kids will get the 1Malaysia Netbook during the second phase which was promised a month after the first batch got theirs. Anytime now.) The usage of the 1Malaysia logo that we will never get sick of because it's just fucking genius, and of course, hey, a new vocabulary is coined: Erdeka. Bahasa Melayu teachers, please take note on this.
Just reading what these mystical symbols mean - I was like, immediately, the independence spirit of the Federation of Malaya reverberates within my soul.
I cannot imagine the amount of blood, sweat and tears poured to create this brilliant work of art. The tutorial video below will. Blow. Your. Mind.
And of course, with all great things, come great memes.
So, how would you describe the genius that is the Merdeka logo in just one word? :D