In conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka day, MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng distributed some 300 Jalur Gemilang to vendors at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail market and members of the public in his effort to ignite the patriotic spirit in the area. Out of the 300, only 30 national flags were provided to him by the government. The rest were purchased partly from his own pocket and partly from kind donation from the public.
“To hoist a national flag in from of your stall is a way to express one’s patriotic spirit,” he said adding that the response from the vendor and members of the public have been very encouraging.
Lim urge his electoral not to lose the spirit of Merdeka as it is important to remember the country’s struggle for independence.
“We can’t lose the spirit of patriotism to our nation after we have just been independent slightly over half a century.
“How much does it cost to buy a Jalur Gemilang and a handle to hang it from?,” he said.Lim said our forefathers have sacrificed dearly to ensure a better future for us all.