The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will study the need to introduce a law to make it compulsory for every premise to fly the Jalur Gemilang throughout the month of Merdeka.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said such a law was necessary because many premises and buildings, especially those owned by private organisations do not understand the need or importance of flying the Jalur Gemilang to show their love for the nation.
"Currently we have not reached a stage to enforce any law on such premises or buildings whether they are private or government...now it is voluntary.
"However, I have seen many private buildings not responding to the call to fly the Jalur Gemilang," he told reporters at the Pocket Show programme launch in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Also present was the ministry's secretary-general Datuk Seri Kamaruddin Siaraf and Information Director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman.
Pocket Show is a programme organised by the Information Department, aimed at distributing Jalur Gemilang in and around the city.
During the programme, Ahmad Shabery gave out the "Jalur Gemilang" to community leaders in Wangsa Maju, representatives of resident associations in Wangsa Maju and Gombak, traders and members of the public. - Bernama, August 24, 2013.