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Friday, July 30, 2004


Patriotism ala JG Flying

::February and June are the months for kite flying; the months of August and September are reserved for flag flying. The call is out for one to demonstrate one's patriotism by unfolding one's stock of the Jalur Gemilang and having them fluttering in the wind.

Last year there was this incidence involving the Jalur Gemilang, in Penang :: "Giant flag at shopping mall stolen". This giant of a flag measured 4.8m by 7.2m, and was said to be the biggest in the state of Pulau Pinang. Will someone else come out with a bigger one this year? Anyway the lost Jalur was eventually recovered, much to the happiness of the owner.

This year the "Patriotic Show" will be starting soon. The Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang programme organised by the Information Department will tour the nation from 31st July to instil patriotism among Malaysians in the run up to 47th National Day. The programme is in its 4th year. The programme, themed "Bersama Membina Negara Cemerlang, Terbilang dan Gemilang" (Together we build a nation of excellence, glory and distinction), will comprise 47 participants to mark the years of our independence.

Meanwhile Bernama reports that all supermarkets, business premises and hotels nationwide have been asked to fly the Jalur Gemilang and play patriotic songs throughout the month of August in conjunction with the National Day on Aug 31. The operators have also been told to decorate their premises based on the National Day motives. Once again the show is on, the month to show one's patriotism is once again around. The gomen once again certainly doesn't believe that :: Coerced Patriotism is not True Patriotism. The show must go on. After almost half a century, our leaders are still behaving like children, telling each other :: mine is bigger, mine is longer, mine is taller....my patriotism is more patriotic....... Malaysia Boleh!


    



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