Have anyone observed how the Malaysian flag have been bustardised and desecrated? It is the same flag that we in the Armed Forces salute during our periodic parades. It is the same flag that is raised during our National Day celebration and to be accompanied by the national anthem. But yet we have failed miserably to honour and maintain the sanctity of the Jalur Gemilang.
I have used the word 'bustardised' and 'desecrated' to describe how serious is the problem, and how idiotic some people are for not acknowledging the significance of the Jalur Gemilang. We all know that the national flag is being designed with a specified specification. It does not come in an oval shape. It does not come in a triangular shape. It does not come in a rounded shape. It comes in a rectangular shape with specified dimensions.
But what we see today is that the Galur Gemilang comes in assorted shape and sizes. Have you not seen people making a dress made out of our national flag? Have you not seen our national flag being plastered on cars. Have you not seen our national flag being made into large 'bantings' and dripping down on the sides of tall buildings. Are these our national flag that we salute and honour?
My answer to all this is that we have failed to understand the significance of the national flag. And do we not know that not a single nation in this world is without a national flag, and to recognised the reason why the national flag is so significant to a nation? If we are to know what the national flag signifies, then we would not have dared to bustardised and desecrate the Jalur Gemilang.
I will leave to my readers to comment if my arguments above are relevant and bears any meaning.
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