A week after celebrating Malaysia’s 52nd ‘Merdeka Day’ or independent day Bintulu unusually flag free except for few government offices.
‘This kinda unusual, unlike when Paklah was our prime minister,’ remarked my nephew when we drove around the town today. His grandma replied ‘perhaps it and indications that people here didn’t like our new PM.”
He look rather disappointed as every ‘Merdaka Day’ he would nag his dad to buy the national flags – not one but more than enough to cover entire family house, cars and few more in his school bag.
But this year – the usual spirit of ‘Merdeka Day’ rarely been felt – due to the absent of flags lined up the streets around Bintulu town.