Jalur Gemilang, Our Flag, Our Pride

The Jalur Gemilang

Bersih 4 or Janji Bersih or Janji Demokrasi was over but a lot of people are still angry about the bad things they did.

And I am also angry especially about the Sang Saka Malaya issue that I think is dishonouring our country and the real independence fighters.

Sang Saka Malaya

When I first read the news about some demonstrators waving weird flags and distributing flyers saying that Jalur Gemilang must go and the weird flag should become the new flag of Malaysia, I was angry.

I felt that the actions were rude and unpatriotic and suspected that they want to turn Malaysia into a republic nation like Indonesia and Singapore.

This flyer was distributed at the Janji Bersih demonstration.

I love Jalur Gemilang and I love my country and I am angry when people do not respect the laws.

I keep on asking why must the demonstrators were so rude and what was so special about the weird flag to them?

Jalur Gemilang is very beautiful indeed, with pretty red and white stripes, beautiful crescent and star and with all the primary colours that describes the important facts about Malaysia.

The crescent represents Islam, the religion of the country, the 14 strips represents the 13 states and the federal government and the 14 points of the star represent their unity.

Blue symbolizes the unity of the Malaysian people; the yellow of the star and crescent is the royal colour of our royal rulers.

So I wonder why some people think that Sang Saka Malaya will be a better flag for Malaysia, unless if they have bad agendas.

Historian Prof. Ramlah Adam said that Sang Saka was the flag of the Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) or Young Malays Union whose agenda was to join Malaysia and Republic Indonesia and turn Malaysia into a republic nation just like Indonesia.

After understanding the real facts, I feel even more angry; especially when PR leaders lied and claimed that Sang Saka Malaya was waved to honour the independence fighters and that the flag was a historical flag and a symbol of the fights for our independence.

Our real independence fighters are the fighters who supported the sultans as our rulers and not those who wanted to turn Malaysia into a republic nation!

So do the people who claim that Sang Saka Malaya is a symbol of the fights for our independence share the same dream with those people who tried to turn Malaysia into a republic nation?

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Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

6 thoughts on “Jalur Gemilang, Our Flag, Our Pride”

  1. You are indeed correct about the importance of respect for the real freedom fighters and not being rude to our own national flag or ‘Jalur Gemilang’. I hope your explanation about the meaning contained in ‘Jalur Gemilang’ enlighten them all to never look down on us and the majority of people that support a democratic system and ‘Raja Berpelembagaan’. 🙂

    Many would thinking the concept of a republic nation is more democratic than constitutional monarchy but our people especially the Malays are still dependent on a King or Sultan as a head of state and make Islam as the official religion in this country. The King and Sultan also are derived from the Malays race and as a symbol of sovereignty of Malaysia.

    It’s very unfortunate because our own race (malays) want to crumbled the institution of ‘Raja Berpelembagaan’ for sake of one man who wants to be a Prime Minister and willing to conspired with DAP leader who’s also want to transformed Malaysia into a republic nation. 😦

    May God keep us away from those who intend to divide our beloved country. Help us so that our country remains safe and peaceful as well as successful in the future. Amin.


    1. Dear zulfahasan,
      Some people only want freedom and think that freedom is cool. And I am very sad that some Malays think that way too. I met Uncle Ustaz Uthman El-Muhammady and he told me that the hadith says that we must take care of country, love our country and protect our country. I understand how important is our King and Sultans to our country especially to protect Islam as the religion of Malaysia. I am very sad to see the Malays who do not understand history and are not proud of Tanah Melayu. They are not proud of being a Malay and they think that turning Malaysia into a republic is a cool idea. They do not care if we do not have Muslim leaders any more. Yes, may Allah help us and that our country remains safe and peaceful as well as successful. May Allah protect us always. Amin.


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