The Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) today, 9 August, said that it will fine business premise owners RM250 for failing to fly the Malaysian flag and the state flag between 1 August to 16 September
According to a report in NST Online, which quoted MPK Public Relations Officer Izad Zainal Muhammad Safian saying that a circular to this effect was issued in July.
Safian said the directive to fly both the flags was enshrined in the Kuantan Municipal Council license terms and if business premise owners fail to do so it would see them being subjected to a compound charge of RM250.
According to Sofian, flying the Jalur Gemilang and the Pahang Flag would "foster patriotism among Malaysians, especially traders"
"Therefore, we advise business premise owners to fly the respective flag's without any defects, including ensuring that they are not torn or faded.
"We hope the circular on the directive is accepted by the traders to liven up the 61st National Day celebration," NST Online quoted him as saying.