KUALA LUMPUR – Property tycoon Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew apologises for changing the white stripes of the Malaysian flag, Jalur Gemilang to black in protest of the introduction of khat writing in Bahasa Melayu for primary school students.
According to the Chairman of Country Heights Holding Berhad, he has revert the graphic back to the original colour of the flag and will ensure that the similar incident does not happen again.
“My sincerest apologies and l hope the young generation do not make a mistake like me from the old generation, I had return the graphic flag to its original state and make sure to never change again,” he said in his Facebook post, adding that it’s sad to see that instead of his article, the colour of flag had become a controversy.
Yesterday, Kim Yew was criticised for being ‘rude’ by changing the white stripes of the Malaysian flag to black. He was also being alleged with trying to link the introduction of black shoes of the students by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with Jalur Gemilang.
According to Kim Yew, he was inspired by the change of white shoes to black shoes by the MOE and jested that perhaps, it may be the next project introduced by the MOE after Jawi compulsory as a priority instead of ‘Tangkap Jho Low’ and ‘Najib’s Charges’.
According to Kim Yew, when the flag became controversial, he had asked his team to revert the colour of the Jalur Gemilang back to its original state immediately.
He also advised the future generations to learn from his experience and never change the colour of graphic or physical flag. – MalaysiaGazette