A man apparently tired dozing off on his motorbike in front of Am Mini Market Bintulu. A week later he still has the state and national flags on his bike.

A man apparently tired dozing off on his motorbike in front of Am Mini Market Bintulu. A week later he still has the state and national flags on his bike.

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.”

No national flags seen along the main road around Bintulu town. An unsually scene even a week after 'merdeka day'..

No national flags seen along the main road around Bintulu town. An unsually scene even a week after 'merdeka day'..

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.