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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
CHANCES are you probably have a small Jalur Gemilang stuck to the roof of your car for this month. Or even better, there's a standard sized one, the red and white stripes flapping in the breeze outside your home.
You are in good company, and not just in Malaysia.
Since the dawn of civilisation, man have used coloured pieces of cloth stuck at the end of a pole for a number of reasons - as national, state or personal symbols, a rallying point for soldiers or as signal implements - hence the expession flagging off.
Over time, some flags have become veritable icons in their own right, with cultural, …