Earlier this week, it was reported that Kuala Lumpur’s City Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah was disappointed to see building owners and business premises not flying the national flag, Jalur Gemilang in conjunction with the upcoming National Day celebration.
To improve the situation, the KL mayor said he will be contacting the building owners and business premises and urge them to put up the Jalur Gemilang.
At the same time, it appears that things were the same over in Kuantan, Pahang and Ipoh, Perak, where businesses have yet to put up the national flag despite it being less than 2 weeks until National Day.
However, the mayor in both cities resorted to a tougher method, which is to impose fines on businesses that failed to do so.
Meanwhile, the move from the mayors was not well received by Malaysians and many have taken to Facebook to explain why they do not feel patriotic this year, thus, choosing not to take part in the independence month celebrations.
Many express their dissatisfaction with the government and said they have lost faith in the country and the government after sighting the constant political instability and incompetency.
“The people now hate Malaysia and the government. Maybe they are waiting to put up GE15 flags,” a netizen said.
“Maybe, businesses are already tired of serving the government for their irrelevant policies. That is why the ‘independence’ mood has disappeared elsewhere. I hope the city council will understand the pain businesses are enduring now.” a netizen said.
“Look at how the people used to display flags on their car bonnets while wandering around the city, now where can you see that? This is what you call tiredness to the maximum,” he added.
On the other hand, some said it should be voluntary as businesses have already done their part by paying taxes to the city council.
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