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Bid to enter record book with flag of bottles
The Star Metro, June 30,
by Vicky Ooi

OUR national flag and the cry of “Malaysia Boleh” have inspired various feats among Malaysians.

With National Day drawing near, a group of citizens is spurred once more to create another record centering on the Jalur Gemilang.

Malaysian Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association (MVFRA) and the Ue3 Shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur have launched a project to build a 24.4m X 12.2m flag of used mineral water bottles.

The feat will be entered into the Malaysia Book of Record (MBR) when it is completed by Aug 6.

MVFRA chairman K.Balasupramaniam said the project aimed to encourage recycling, inculcate the volunteering spirit and patriotism.

The organizers need about 20,000 bottles of 1.51-size, 2,000 of 500ml-size bottles and 250 volunteers to construct the flag.

The bottles will be stuffed with recycled colour paper of blue, yellow and red.

The completed flag will be displayed at the shopping complex’s concourse.

Ue3 senior complex manager Jayantha Rajendra said this record-breaking project was unique as it required mass participation.

MBR founder and managing editor Danny Ooi said the attempt would come under Human Achievement Record.

Jayantha added that the organizers would look into submitting the feat to the Guinness Book of Records when the project was finished.

The public can send empty bottles to collection points in Ue3, Jalan Loke Yew, throughout July.

Those who wish to help build the flag can contact Anita Lim at 9 or project coordinator Usha Nair


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