SEREMBAN: Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pic) has expressed regret that some Malaysians were still ignorant of the Jalur Gemilang although the country gained independence 62 years ago.
He said this only proves that these people could not care less about such important matters and had no love for the nation.
"This also shows that some of us take all the good things we have enjoyed for decades for granted.
"It is really disappointing that after 62 years of independence, there are still Malaysians who do not know the identity and the spirit of the Jalur Gemilang," he said.
Police have opened investigations after an inaccurate flag of Malaysia was used during the opening ceremony of the 28th Maba Milo Lum Mun Chak Cup 2019 tournament on Monday (Nov 26).
Pictures of the inaccurate flag have also gone viral on social media after it was seen featuring a five-pointed star and 10 red and white stripes.
The Malaysian flag is composed of a 14-pointed star and 14 red and white stripes that represent the nation's 13 states and the Federal Territories.
The Malaysian Basketball Association (Maba) which outsourced the event to a company has since apologised for the mistake.
In a viral video posted by Rafi Awg Kechik on Facebook, the inaccurate flag was shown on the stadium TV screen as the national anthem was played during the opening ceremony of the tournament.
In his post, Rafi said the star also resembled China's flag.
Mohamad said the crescent and the 14-pointed star also reflected the position of Islam in Malaysia.
"It is very important that the Jalur Gemilang is correctly displayed as the 14-pointed star also means that all the states accept the position of Islam in Malaysia," he said.