BINTULU: The response to the government’s on-going ‘Fly the Jalur Gemilang’ campaign here is still poor with only a few businesses, homes and offices flying the national flag.
Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari said the awareness among the public here was still low especially on the significance of participating in the event.
He pointed this out when officiating at the ‘Singgah Terawih’ at Ar- Rahman Mosque, Kampung Hilir in Sebauh last Saturday.
“One way to express our appreciation for the peace and prosperity we enjoy after independence is by putting up the Jalur Gemilang.
“It is not only for fun but as a show of respect and patriotism,” he said.
He said it can be anywhere, whether in the city or village, Jalur Gemilang should fly high to commemorate the Independence Day.
The programme was jointly organised by Bintulu Information Department, RTM Bintulu, Bintulu Islamic Religious Department and Sebauh 1Malaysia Community.
It was filled with various events such as presentation of food items under the ‘Titik Sentuhan’ programme to five recipients.
Various organisations and village security and development committees were also presented with the Jalur Gemilang.
Later Yakup joined the organising committee and the villagers in a breaking of fast ceremony followed by Maghrib and Terawih prayers.
Miri-Bintulu Information Department officer Aziz Abd Rahman, Bintulu Information Department officer Pauline Sating and the mosque chairman Ahmad Ibrahim were among those present.