Jalur Gemilang is our national flag... It represent our pride as Malaysians and the symbol of our freedom in Malaysia. Needless to say, we have our own unwritten rules on how to treat this piece of Malaysian Prize.
I found lots of contradiction about these... "unwritten rules".
As Malaysian, we know that we must respect our Jalur Gemilang. So we buy... We display... We... How we get ridof it again? After the Merdeka celebration, I was wondering how do we deal with these flags...
A) Keep them until next year?
B) Throw them into the dustbin?
C) Burn them?
Well... according to the unwritten rules... It is D) None of the above...
Option A is a no-no... If we keep it, the colours of our national flag will be off... Then the next year or so, the flags will be lighter in colour and soon it will be near-to white...
Option B and C is also a big no no... According to our PM, we must respect our flags, so we cannot let them even touch the floor. We must fold them correctly if we don't need to use it. Hence, it is a crime to throw them into the big garbage bin... Needless to say, to burn them is like... Well... Hating your country.
So, with all of these explaination, what SHOULD we do after we buy and display the flag. The mysteries may remain unsolved unless somebody have the solution.
And so, we look into other area. The flags put up by the road side. The glorious long stripes of our Malaysia flags hanging on the lamp post along the road. Imagine how many of these flags has been put up onto the road... Just to celebrate Merdeka.
Question is... Have you ever imagine where do these flags gone after the Merdeka celebration?
Lastly, Happy independence day everyone...
3 years ago