BUTTERWORTH: In a mighty show of love for the nation and the environment, a group of pupils and teachers made a Jalur Gemilang entirely with used plastic bottles.
Measuring 13.72m by 4.27m, the national flag has become an attraction at SJK(C) Chung Hwa Pusat in Jalan Kampung Gajah.
School headmistress Tan Soo Moi said the school also roped in former pupils to create the Jalur Gemilang with 2,002 plastic bottles.
“We spent RM800 for the project and all 500 pupils played their part in completing it in three weeks.
“We want to inculcate a sense of patriotism among the pupils and at the same time raising awareness on the importance of safeguarding the environment.
“The parents, the Parent-Teacher Association and board members, also joined in the fun, ” she said, adding that the school would carry out a special project to mark National Day each year.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who launched the Jalur Gemilang yesterday, said he was happy that the school has always been celebrating the Merdeka month.
“The success of Malaysia is achieved through hard work by all the people.
“If we are united, there is nothing to stop us from being successful, ” he said.
“We must reject any party that tries to create disunity among the various races and religions, and as well as those who just want to create trouble within their respective communities.”
Also present were state executive councillors Phee Boon Poh and Soon Lip Chee, former state executive councillor Datuk Lim Hock Seng, school board chairman Kok Ching Huat, and PIBG chairman Lim Kok Shong.