Flying the national flag. For whose benefit?
Why is it that politicians keep harping on the issue every now and then? Do they get a kick out of seeing flying flags or do they honestly think that by hoisting it the people are expressing their patriotism and loyalty? More importantly do they think they have a legal right to enforce or coerce a person to do so? (Coerce: to force to act or think in a certain way by use of pressure, threats, or intimidation; compel. - Wikipedia.)
Read here Rais Yatim's view
And see here The Malaysian Blog's opinion