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Govt mandates flag hoisting at residence, cars of Ministers

Mohamed Rehan
20 November 2023, MVT 11:53
The flag of Maldives.-- Photo: Mihaaru
Mohamed Rehan
20 November 2023, MVT 11:53

The government has mandated hoisting of the national flag at the residences, and the vehicles of cabinet ministers.

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu announced, in his inaugural speech last Friday, that the national flag will be hoisted 24/7 at government institutions.

President's Office Under-Secretary for Public Policy Mohamed Firzul Abdulla Khaleel, during a press conference, said that the revitalization of the patriotic values is among the top priorities, as highlighted in the inaugural speech, of the new president.

"It is his vision to make the national flag the strongest symbol to represent our nation and its sovereignty," Firzul commented.

To enforce this ideal, President Muizzu has mandated that the flag should be hoisted or placed at the residences and cars used by the ministers, with the aim of fostering patriotic compassion and to amplify the respect and sanctimony of the flag.

"All of these decisions have been made to increase the utilization of the national flag, to amplify the respect and importance of it. To create future generations that are proud of our patriotic values and identity."

The national flag was hoisted at government institutions from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. years back, a common practice especially during the tenure of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. President Muizzu made the recent declaration to keep the flag hoisted 24/7 at government bodies while the practice of hoisting flags has been discontinued in government offices for years now.

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