It’s Independence Day celebrations again for the 49th time. And if you’re a patriot, you should have put up the Malaysian flag outside your home, at your work place, on your car, etc. And if you’re truly red, white and blue, with yellow crescent and a 13-pointed star, you should have helped to paint the longest Jalur Gemilang in Tanjung Bungah, or put together the largest Jalur Gemilang made up of coloured cards. Or decked your bull and bullock cart in national colours. For as the deputy PM has declared: ‘Merdeka cuma bererti jika kita kibarkan Jalur Gemilang dengan cara masing-masing’ ('Independence is only meaningul if we fly the national flag in our own way').