BATU PAHAT: Roti canai seller, Mohd Suffian Md Ali has his own way of showing his patriotism on National Day this year by having 15 Jalur Gemilang-themed outfits sewn for himself and his family.
Other than decorating his shop with the Malaysian flag since starting his business four years ago, the 36-year-old man, popular for his "flying roti canai" among local residents here, said the Jalur Gemilang attire was his family's way of showing their love and pride for the country.
“We will wear the custom-made Jalur Gemilang outfits for a month, from Aug 16 until Sept 16 (Malaysia Day) to show our pride and patriotism.
“My wife, Norshelyza Talib, 35 and our three daughters, aged between 11 and 16 years, are excited when told that they would be wearing the colourful outfits,” he told Bernama at his shop, Pyan & Sally Roti Terbang in Kampung Mohd Noor, Tongkang Pechah, here.
Besides making his stall vibrant and unique during the National Day, Mohd Suffian said he wanted to instill in his children the spirit of patriotism and to make them understand how difficult it was for the country to achieve its Independence.
“The idea of celebrating the National Day in style cropped up when I was working in Australia a few years ago when I saw many Malaysians abroad jubilantly celebrating the auspicious occasion despite being away from home.
“For me, there is no reason not to celebrate the National Day, even more so since we are in our own backyard,” he added. — Bernama