Not only the demonstrators of ‘Bersih 4.0’ disappointed many people with their illegal assembly last night causing the government to cancel the annual Merdeka countdown for safety purposes (and they claim that the Malaysian government are violent!) but they also shocked people by distributing phamplets demanding for the change of the Malaysian flag.
The new flag has a red and a white stripe, identical to the flags of two Republican countries, Indonesia and Singapore instead of the 14 stripes of our ‘Jalur Gemilang’. Of course the first question that comes up to one’s mind would be, ‘What flag is this and why is it being displayed?’
Interestingly, only weeks after last year’s Hari Merdeka, a DAP assemblyman, Manoharan Malayam wrote on his Facebook profile that Pakatan Rakyat would be coming up with a new flag design since the current flag is ‘definitely out’.
With the obvious connection between Bersih and Pakatan Rakyat, (even the 55th Merdeka Celebration logo that Pakatan Rakyat proposed after rejecting the official logo was displayed on the ‘new flags phamplet’ ), does this mean that the flags displayed is what Pakatan Rakyat has come up with to replace Jalur Gemilang if they win the election?
And since Singapore and Indonesia, the two nearest republican countries from Malaysia are using identical flags, could it be true that as ‘Agenda Daily’ puts it, ‘Are they planning to turn Malaysia into a republic nation?’.