In a video posted by a Facebook page by the name of President Pamatong Supporters, on the 21st of January, a man can be seen setting the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ on fire.
The individual committing the vile act, Ragen Elly Velez Lao Pamatong, is the founder of a group called United States Allied Freedom Fighters of the East’ (USAFFE), is also the self-proclaimed President of the Philippines.
In the video, the man can be heard saying that he’s declaring “war” against Malaysia for the treatment of the Filipino people and proceeds to set the Malaysian flag on fire.
All this because Malaysia have supported the Bangsamoro Organic Law, spearheaded by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, which is planned replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, paving the way for wider self-rule to the Muslim minority in the south.
Putrajaya caught wind of the incident and highly condemns the act of this individual. They hope proper actions will be taken against him by the Filipino government as soon as possible, as the flag of a country is a sacred symbol and it must be respected.