Friday, January 26, 2007

another 'threat' fm the government?!?...

since when in the bluest and widest world that states in the constituition or watever you may call it that corporate oranisations and rich homes MUST fly the jalur gemilang?!?... i personally may not know about it, pls tell me if there's one...

watever it is... i think flying of jalur gemilang is strictly up to individual whether to fly it or not, not by some fly-jalur-gemilang-or-have-uninvited-guest-turning-up-which-can-be-humiliating kinda 'threat' fm the government..

i am happy to be a malaysian, wat's in the heart matters most... flying flag is an option, not supposed to be a instruction...

almost everyone love living in a huge and beautiful bungalow and the security is one of the most important thing everyone needs to look into...

Fly Jalur Gemilang, or have uninvited guests turning up

KUALA LUMPUR: Corporate organisations and rich homes in the Klang Valley have been told to fly the Jalur Gemilang during the National Day celebrations or “someone may pay them a surprise visit.”

“Last year, many corporate buildings and well-heeled houses failed to raise the flag. But this year, we are going to take action,” said National Day organising committee chairman Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

“Even though the action is only by means of turning up at their doorsteps to enquire why they have failed to display the flag, it can be humiliating for them,” he told reporters after the committee met the respective state secretaries at the Malaysia Handicraft Complex here yesterday.

“If the committee members receive any information on corporate organisations and well-heeled houses failing to raise the national flag during the one-month celebration, they will not hesitate to take action,” added Dr Rais, who is Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister.

There was no reason for Malaysians not to fly the Jalur Gemilang as a show of patriotism, he said, adding that all state representatives were also told to encourage villagers and Felda settlers to fly the national flag.

Dr Rais said 300,000 flags – sponsored by various corporations – have been distributed nationwide.

Corporate organisations that sponsor the flags would be given tax exemption, he said.

The month-long 49th National Day celebration will kick off in Terengganu on Aug 18 and end in Sabah on Sept 16.

Kuching will host the main National Day parade on Aug 31.

Meanwhile, Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called on all Malaysians, regardless of their political affiliations, to show their patriotism.

The campaign starts on Tuesday, he told a press conference here.

Ahmad Zahid, who is Deputy Information Minister, said he had asked the assistance of the print and electronic media to organise activities to promote the campaign.

He said Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin would flag off participants of the Jalur Gemilang convoy, comprising 49 four-wheel drive vehicles from the ministry and 19 high-powered motorcycles from the Superbikers Association of Malaysia at Angkasapuri on Aug 17.

The convoy’s first destination is Kuala Terengganu where Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will present a Jalur Gemilang to the participants.

After Terengganu, the convoy will head to Kelantan, Perlis, Kedah and Langkawi before reaching its last destination in the peninsula, Kuantan, on Aug 25.

Some of the participants will continue the expedition to Sabah and Sarawak.

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