Bloomberg columnist views white flags of appeal for aid flown by hungry citizens signal end of strutting, ‘boleh’ mentality.

THE desperate plight of poor Malaysians plus the latest political shenanigans of the nations leading parties amid an open-ended lockdown are signs of the descent of a once-proud nation, a column on Bloomberg read today.
Daniel Moss, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Asian economies, said the white flags flown by Malaysians to signal a need for food and a bit of cash were shorthand for discontent at the atrophying state and troubled economy.