Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Raise the Flag, Everyone, Regarldless of Your Political Leanings

Have you noticed how fewer and fewer flags are adorning cars in the month of August each year? While these cheap plastic flags are still found in abundance, people have not taken to them like they used to back in the 1990s.

I'm sure everyone who doesn't do it has his or her reasons. My reason is that my car travels at such high speeds that the flags can't withstand the wind that flows over the car, often blowing them off altogether.

Nonetheless, I suspect that for many people, the reason why they don't do it is because the flag has been politicised by certain political factions against rival factions. As a result, many people who are loathed to such politics no longer put flags on their cars.

Well, whatever your political leanings, this country belongs to all of us. For a day in year, we celebrate our country regardless of our political beliefs.

So, on Merdeka day, let us put aside our political differences and raise the flag as one nation.

Raise the flag, people of Malaysia. Raise the flag.


Addendum: The picture above features a patriotic cabbie who has decorated his cab so marvellously that he deserves a big pat on the back - several in fact.

(see NST Online, 31 Aug 2010 at http://www.nst.com.my/#)

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