This year Malaysia celebrates her 50th anniversary with pomp and splendour.
As I peer outside my house windows I see a few houses with the Malaysian national flag being positioned outside. Some are placed at an angle while others are in the traditional vertical position. It brings a smile to me whenever I see such things. I think the reason is obvious.
Whatever we may feel inside about how this country is being led, how our different races are being treated, how we seem to put less importance to the preservation of our environment, or to a lesser extend how we take care of our toilets (?!), we simply must take pride of being Malaysian. Therefore taking pride in our Jalur Gemilang.
The act of displaying the national flag on our cars, bikes, houses or even offices is the act of acknowledging this appreciation. Being proud of something greater than ourselves.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit New York City and Detriot which coincided with the US Memorial Day weekend. You really should see how the Star Spangled Banner is treated everywhere there’s a population, regardless if you’re in the outskirts of Holland, Michigan or right in multicultural Manhattan. Displayed in front of houses, lawns, buildings, parks, etc. Why can’t we do the same? Is it really so difficult?
To all Malaysians wherever you are on this Planet, do your bit to celebrate this momentous event. It really isn’t difficult. Isn’t it obvious?
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