With elections just two days away, some Malaysians have started "planting flowers" as a peaceful act to spread the message of hope and unity in Malaysia during this intense time
During the election period, things can get very intense as some communities become divided
"The whole political process is not very inclusive, common people like kids and old people can't really participate so, this is one way they can get involved," Sek San told Channel News Asia. It's a simple act of planting a "flower".
With the help of his friends and neighbours, Sek San created 10,000 "spring flowers" made out of an assortment of red, white, blue, green, and orange flags this year
Some of which have already been planted in areas such as Damansara Uptown, Bandar Kinrara, Lebuh Pantai, and Sierammas in Sungai Buloh.
This is not the first time residents are planting these flags. Sierramas resident and volunteer May Yau said the authorities had not removed their mini flags from a similar initiative done in 2013.
"They didn't remove it the last time we did this here. We want to mark the beginning of a new start. We are responsible residents, we will take these flags down after the elections," said the 54-year-old, reported Malay Mail Online.
"There are red flowers, blue and white ones too, it doesn't just have to be about a political party," said resident May Yau to Malay Mail Online.
Residents can come together to make or plant these mini flags out of bamboo sticks and cloth. Here is how you can be a part of it:
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