12 August 2016
MPSJ told to review ruling on flying the Jalur Gemilang
The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has been directed to review its new ruling to businesses in the municipality on the display of the national flag, the Jalur Gemilang.
Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah told Malaysiakini that he has asked MPSJ to review its ruling, making it mandatory for businesses within its jurisdiction to display the Jalur Gemilang from Aug 15 to Sept 16.
This ruling is meant to be enforced from next year.
“I have directed MPSJ to review it. We want to nurture and encourage the patriotism but I urge councils to listen to the rakyat and be sensitive on the approach,” Ean Yong said.
He also said that while this was the council’s own decision, he advised it to give incentives to those who follow the guideline and display the national flag, instead of punishing those who do not.
The Star Online reported earlier today that MPSJ intended to include this requirement in its business licensing and advertisement guidelines.
MPSJ president Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan was also reported to have issued a warning that that businesses flouting the rule would burn a hole in their pockets.
12 August 2016
MPSJ: Jalur Gemilang must be displayed for a month every year
STARTING next year, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will make it a requirement for all businesses in the municipality to display the Jalur Gemilang at their premises from Aug 15 until Sept 16 every year.
The council will include this requirement in its business licensing and advertisement guidelines.
“A compound of up to RM1,000 will be issued to those who fail to display the national flag during the stipulated duration as stated in the business licence and advertisement guidelines,” said MPSJ president Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.
“This is to encourage the spirit of patriotism among residents and to enliven the National Day celebrations.
“It is also in line with the council’s vision of becoming the premiere international standard local authority based on smart township, business city and ideal residence in 2030,” he added.
Nor Hisham announced the new regulation would only be enforced next year.