Malaysia's longest National flag mural gets fresh coat of paint

GEORGE TOWN - The country's longest Jalur Gemilang mural, along the Tanjung Tokong-Tanjung Bungah road, has been given a fresh coat of paint in conjunction with National Day.

About 300 members of the Young Muslim Sports Club (YMSC) and other associations, as well as residents, started painting the mural at 10.30am yesterday and completed it in about six hours.

The 541m-long mural, which is 3.3m in height, has maintained its record as the country's longest Jalur Gemilang since September 2003.

YMSC president Munower Sadiq Kader Sultan said it was a 20-year-old youth's idea to have the mural repainted.

"A 350m-long Penang flag was later painted beside the Jalur Gemilang in 2007," Munower said, adding that the repainting was to mark National Day.

He said the 300 volunteers were split into 15 groups with each consisting of 20 members.

"Colourland Paints sponsored 3,000 litres of paint and brushes worth RM50,000 (S$17,000)," Munower said

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present at the event, chipped in RM12,000 for the project.