Tag Archives: Johor

Tidak Boleh Terima Protokol Istana, Tapi PKR Mahu Perintah Johor

Sukar untuk saya fahami pemikiran sesetengah pemimpin parti politik yang membuat kenyataan sesuka hati tanpa memahami sistem undang-undang negara, adab dan tatasusila bangsa.

Bagaimana mereka boleh mentadbir sebuah negara jika bertindak sesuka hati dan bersikap tidak matang seperti budak-budak kecil?

Tular di media, kenyataan biadap Pengerusi PKR Johor, Hassan Karim di Facebooknya, “Jika saya, saya akan keluar dari majlis itu. Saya tidak boleh terima penghinaan seperti ini”.

Itulah kata-kata sombong pemimpin parti liberal, belum menjadi pemimpin negeri, sudah angkuh dan biadap menghina protokol istana.

Status itu juga telah menghina Tuanku Sultan dan istana Johor.

Seperti pesan MB Johor, jangan biarkan Johor menjadi Pulau Pinang 2.

Bila status itu sudah tular, jangan pula pemimpin PKR ini menuduh orang lain menggodam Facebooknya.

Bila komen begini dah menjadi viral, harap-harap jangan pula cakap kena ‘hack’.

Video MB Johor Menjawab Tuduhan Retorik MB Selangor

Ketika berucap di Johor baru-baru ini, Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali telah “memperkecilkan” kerajaan negeri Johor kerana menurutnya tidak menyediakan sistem kesihatan untuk rakyatnya; sedangkan kerajaan Selangor telah membelanjakan wang yang banyak untuk tujuan tersebut.

Ini ialah jawapan daripada Menteri Besar Johor, Dato’ Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin:

“Jadi, mana baik, Selangor ke, Johor?”

Siapa yang lebih bijak mentadbir negeri, Menteri Besar Johor atau Menteri besar Selangor?

Flag Of Muar Flown Upside-Down At Sime Darby Property’s Bandar Universiti Pagoh

District of Muar flag flown upside-down at the Sime Darby Property’s Bandar Universiti Pagoh Sales Gallery.

Last Wednesday, May 17, 2016, on our way home from Mersing, we drove to the Sime Darby Property’s Bandar Universiti Pagoh Sales Gallery to have lunch at Kafe Haji Masjuki which serves delicious Mee Bandung Udang Galah.

Entering the area, I noticed something’s terribly wrong about the flags flown at the entrance of the sales gallery’s complex – the district flag of Muar was flown upside down, with its upper left canton at the bottom and the lower right canton at the top!

Flags, especially district’s, state’s and country’s flags must always be respected and must be flown in the right way.

Flying the district of Muar’s flag upside down is a sign of disrespect not only to the district of Muar, but also to the religion of Islam, the Sultan of Johor and the state of Johor, as I what explained in my previous article on the flag of Johor being flown upside down at Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort.

In the flag of Johor, the white crescent and white star denote Islam and Johor’s sovereign ruler, respectively.

Hence, by flying the fag upside down, the position of the white crescent and star is placed at the lower part of the flag, which is debasing the position of the Sultan of Johor and Islam to a position even lower than the people which were represented by the black fields.

And the worst and the saddest part is, the flag was still flown upside down when I went to the site again on May 21, 2017!

My question are:

  1. How could such a respected company like Sime Darby do not bother to make sure that its staff understand how to fly the flags in the proper manner and follow the flag protocols?
  2. The flag was flown upside down for at least 5 days, do people do not bother about their flags anymore?

This is a very serious matter, I’m urging the authorities to be more serious about flag protocols and Sime Darby must issue an apology to the Sultan of Johor, and the government of Johor.

Related articles:

  1. Why Was the Johor Flag Flown Upside Down at the Desaru Tunamaya?
  2. Mistakes In Designs Of Vertical Flags Of Johor
  3. The Flags of the Districts of Johor

YB Jais, An Exemplary Leader

I am very happy to meet the Housing and Local Government Exco of Johor, YB Datuk Jais Sarday again, during a seminar held by Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ) at the Prime City Hotel in Kluang.

I last met YB Jais two months ago in Pasir Gudang on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor, before he was promoted to his current position.

YB Jais is a very hard-working and a pragmatic politician, and he is also a friendly and a down-to-earth person.

I am always glad to meet him, and I see him as my mentor.

Johor is very lucky to have such a great leader.

Even though YB Jais is no longer the Exco of Education anymore, but I can see that the education sector is still close to his heart.

Congratulations to Datuk YB Jais

Today is YB Datuk Md Jais Sarday’s first day in his new office as the Housing and Local Government Exco of Johor.

This is a good move by the Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin in order to ensure best practices in public governance of the Johor Government.

YB Jais is the best person for the job, not only because he is a senior exco, but also because he is a man of integrity, hardworking and a no-nonsense politician.

I am proud of YB Jais!

A special photo with YB Jais on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor at the Amansari Residence Resort, Pasir Gudang, March 11, 2017.

Why Was the Johor Flag Flown Upside Down at the Desaru Tunamaya?

Yesterday, as we drove in front of Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort I saw something that really shocked me.

I just can’t believe my eyes when I saw the flag of the state of Johor being waved upside down in front of the building.

Flag of Johor flown upside down at Desaru Tunamaya

Flag of Johor flown upside down at Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort

State flags are patriotic symbols of the state, therefore they must never be flown upside down.

By flying the flag of Johor upside down, Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is not only disrespecting the state of Johor but also belittling Islam as the religion of the State, the DYMM Sultan of Johor and the Johor Royal Institution because the white crescent and star represent Islam and the sovereignty of the Sultan of Johor.

When the flag is flown upside down, the crescent and star are placed in the lower part of the flag, which is wrong because the are supposed to be at the upper part of the flag as it symbolises the fact that the Sultan is the supreme leader of the state and that Islam is the religion of the state.

The upside down flag is belittling the position of the Sultan of Johor and Islam as the supreme leader and religion of the state respectively, hence, it is a humiliation to the Johor Royal Institution and Islam.

The question is, was the flag accidentally flown upside down, or did the resort or the staff purposely did it?

Both ways are wrong for even if it was an accident, it’s still wrong because the company must understand that the flag is an important symbol of the sovereign state which must be respected, therefore it should be taken seriously.

And worse if it is purposely done, for it symbolises bad intention to humiliate, belittle and a show of disrespect towards the Johor Royal Institution and Islam as the religion of the state.

Therefore, the Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort must issue an official apology to the Sultan of Johor and the government of Johor.

Mistakes In Designs Of Vertical Flags Of Johor

The districts of Johor, Malaysia were given their own flags on the 3rd March of 2015, and since then the districts flags are proudly seen waving in their respective districts.

All of the ten district flags come in two versions, horizontal and vertical.

The horizontal flags are the ones that we usually see either hoisted from poles or hung against the walls, fences and others.

(Please click here to learn more about the horizontal flags of the districts if Johor)

The vertical flags are the flags that are usually hoisted from a crossbar, either on lamp posts or on walls.

Below are the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

 

 

But it is very unfortunate that when it comes to the districts of Johor vertical flags, I saw mistakes in the designs of some of the flags hung around the districts that I had visited.

One of the common mistakes is converting the design of the horizontal flag into a vertical flag by just rotating the horizontal flag and “stretching its background”.

I first realised these mistakes during my visit to Felda Bukit Ramun, and since then, I like to observe vertical district flags whenever I travel around Johor; and I found that there are mistakes in designs of other vertical flags hung in other places too, including in Batu Pahat which I visited a few day ago.

Please click the photos for larger images:

  

From my observation as I travel around Johor, below are the common mistakes in the designs of the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

 

Maybe some people are not bothered by these mistakes; and may consider them as little mistakes but for me this is a serious problem because of the importance and the significance of the flags as part of our love, respect and loyalty to the state of Johor.

Apart from that, it also can ruin the meaning and significance in the designs of the district flags.

The best example is the flag of Tangkak, where the blue triangle represents the Mount Ledang; but when the design of the horizontal flag is just rotated to turn it into a vertical flag, the triangle which represents the Mount Ledang is also rotated thus, it doesn’t represent the shape of a mountain anymore.

And that is why in the actual design of the vertical flag of Tangkak, the triangle is cropped at the sides so that the triangle shall remains as a symbol of a mountain.

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The integral aspects of the designs are the crescent and star, and the core colour which must be placed in the right positions of the flags.

The crescent and star in the district flags represent Islam as the religion of the state of Johor, hence they must be placed at the top of the flag or in the central part of the designs; and not at the lower part of the flags as in some of the “faulty” district flags of Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar that I came across.

Another mistake that people made when converting a horizontal district flag to a vertical flag is to place the center point of the orthogonally divided flag exactly in the middle of the flag, which what happens in the flags of Muar and Kulai.

And in the flag of Muar, they made the first and fourth quarters black, second quarter yellow with a red crescent and star, and the third quarter red with a white crescent and star.

The real flag has the first quarter red with a white crescent and star, the second and third quarters black, and the fourth yellow with a red crescent and star.

In the flag of Kulai they also made the first and fourth quarters blue, and the second and third quarters red instead of the first and fourth quarters red, and the second and third quarters blue.