as reported in the below link... "According to the minister, those who did not fly the Jalur Gemilang were unpatriotic and had no love for the country.
These people, he added, also did not appreciate what the country leaders had done and were ignorant of the fact that the comfort and prosperity they enjoyed today were the results of a long struggle."...
who give him the freaking right to assume and to make conclusion on behalf of those who dun fly the flags?!?!?.. this kinda remarks him has something got to do with the mentality?!?...
as reported... "I appeal to all races. We should try to show that this year's Jalur Gemilang campaign is more impressive, he said."...
he just wants the campaign to be more impressive, just to be more impressive and nothin else?!?... this could be prolly his own baby project/task/mission eh?!?... if so, in order for one to be successful in this kinda matter, one dun need to make despicable remarks tho!...
whether people fly flags and/or fly kites, it's all up to that individual, family, company, etc... wat matters most is wat contained in the heart...
Don’t be shy to fly our flag
KUALA LUMPUR: In the run-up to National Day, Malaysians have been told they should not be shy about flying the Jalur Gemilang – not only at commercial premises but also at their homes.
Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin said Malaysians should take the initiative to show their patriotic spirit and love for the country.
“We should not be mere followers. We must be pioneers. Don’t wait for others before following suit.
“Some people are shy to put up the flag at their houses. It is not embarrassing, so why feel shy?” he told reporters after the hoisting of a giant Jalur Gemilang at Wisma TV, Angkasapuri, yesterday.
According to the minister, those who did not fly the Jalur Gemilang were unpatriotic and had no love for the country.
These people, he added, also did not appreciate what the country’s leaders had done and were ignorant of the fact that the comfort and prosperity they enjoyed today were the results of a long struggle.
Zainuddin was also unhappy with the campaign to fly the Jalur Gemilang in conjunction with Merdeka month this year, saying that people appeared to lack the spirit to do so.
Malaysians, he added, should not act as if everything was the government’s responsibility and hoped to be given flags.
“The flag is on sale and can be bought anywhere. If they can spend money to buy cigarettes, why not buy the flag,” he said.
From his observation, many owners of flats and business premises were not responsive to the campaign.
“I appeal to all races. We should try to show that this year’s Jalur Gemilang campaign is more impressive,” he said. – Bernama