Thursday August 9, 2012
DBKL will be on the lookout to ensure damaged flags are not displayed
By BAVANI M
Photo by MOHAMAD AZHAR
COMMERCIAL buildings with old and tattered Jalur Gemilang will not be tolerated.
“This is disrespectful and officers from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be deployed to look out for this,” said Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
He said this to reporters at the launch of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) Kibarkan Jalur Gemilang campaign at Menara TM in Jalan Pantai Baru, Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
He said all corporate companies should emulate Telekom Malaysia and fly the national flag.
“The response from this sector is lacking, maybe this is due to the fasting month. I hope all will fly the flag with pride and show their patriotism,” he said.
On old flags seen at People’s Housing Project (PPR) units, Nong Chik said these people did not mean to be disrespectful but just faced problems removing and putting up new flags.
“I will ask DBKL to help them replace the Jalur Gemilang,” he said.
Later, as part of TM’s Jalur Gemilang campaign, the minister distributed 5,000 flags to the Lembah Pantai community to be displayed at their premises.