Flagging patriotism

Melaka, or rather its chief minister Mohd Ali Rustam, has this pencant for trying to be the first in almost anything.

This time around he’s reportedly exhorting fellow Melakans to fly the Malaysian flag, or Jalur Gemilang, for the entire year as a physical manifestation of one’s love for this country. This is in conjunction with the forthcoming 51st Merdeka celebration.

Although flying the national flag is an important patriotic gesture, we hope that the Melaka politician is not insinuating that flag-flying is the only meaningful way to show our love for this country.

Because life, as we know it, is not as simple as that.


2 Responses to “Flagging patriotism”

  1. 1 telur dua 18 August 2008 at 1:33 am

    What else can we expect from a simpleton whose only claim to fame is being a si-bodek?

    PR should take over Melaka before this simpleton cum si-bodek runs it into the ground. It’s already half way there.

  2. 2 Patricia 18 August 2008 at 9:34 am

    On the way home from PD last night – tried to get home for the LCW match, but didn’t manage to in time 😦 – we saw just one vehicle flying the flag: an old and dirty one, at that, and on a bus!

    So what does it say about how we feel about our national day that is fast approaching?

    I remember sticking ‘Proud to be Malaysian’ on my back-windscreen, and flying a little flag on my car-bonnet, and putting up a big one at home. That seems like so long ago now. I had a reason, then. Now? I don’t see me doing any of that again anytime soon.

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