Two things about flags struck me this year. The first one is: not many shops are flying it, showing the indifference of the people probably as a result of discontent that is now so pervasive in the urban areas.
The second thing is there are so many different ways of flying the flags , some done so sloppily that it is really better not to put up in the first place:
it is really rare to see a flag in residential area, and some more flying it so perfectly. Flags should be put up this way, upright and flying in the wind.
This whole row of shops is devoid of national flag – only one lone Selangor flag flying.
another row of shophouses with few flags seen, and with one Jalur Gemilang partially rolled up.
a good way of showing the flag. it will be upright and flying with or without the wind.
This shop puts up so many flags , it is almost like a decoration for the shop.
is this our national flag? where is the cresent and star?
This is put up by the big brother. Big and many storey high. There must be many many these flags. How much they spend on this? Tun Razak saved $60,000 meant for his swimming pool to build 2 health clinics. I wonder what is the total cost of all these big flags? Is it enough to build 2 schools?
This flag is hidden within a mess of you know what. It may be better to keep the flag.
another rare scene in housing estate, a national flag
Find out the reasons why there is not much enthusiasm among the urban people for this Merdeka. Will this mean a hard and tough general election for the BN component parties that contest mainly in the urban seats? Find out the reasons, take remedial steps and try to win back the heart of the people – that may be the message of the flags or rather the absence of the flags.
Ini lah Malaysiakini .