No excuses for upside down Jalur Gemilang

MELAKA: The state government will no longer accept any forms of apology from those who deliberately hang the Jalur Gemilang upside down during the Merdeka month, says Datuk AR Ismail Othman.

The state unity, human resources and consumer affairs committee chairman said these offenders would not be let off even if they apologised.

“We must honour the Jalur Gemilang and will no longer accept any lame excuses from those caught unfurling the national flag upside down,” he said in an interview.

Ismail said there would be no compromise for those who continued to violate the protocol.

He said it has been the trend in the past to just say sorry once they were caught.

“Any parties including government agencies will face the music,” he said.

Ismail said the state would also initiate steps to remind locals to appreciate the Rukun Negara in view of the 50th anniversary of the national philosophy this year.

Earlier, the Kuala Linggi assemblyman witnessed a seminar on solar power photovoltaic system organised by Melaka Green Technology Corporation.

In his speech, Ismail said the penetration of solar power system in the state stood at just 5%.

“We hope more property owners will take the initiative to install the system on their rooftops,” he said.

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