The meaning of distress on Merriam Webster (click here) & Wiki (click here).
Do a quick google images on the word "Nation in distress", you come to these images.
The above is an American flag raised by one to show that the nation is in distress. Read more about it here.
In Malaysia, a friend who felt the nation is distress did the same as above, and many many of his other friends follow suit, I am one of them too. Because of this, he was given a 4 days 3 nights holiday by the polis which he enjoyed most of it. He will be charged under the Sedition Act soon. Read his latest posting here.
Sometimes you cannot help yourself but to wonder why certain parties in Malaysia are so sensitive over petty things like this. We have kids being taken away, kids who got lost and latest case of a-16-year old being taken and burnt to death. They cannot even distinguish who is the real threat to the nation. Sigh...
Imagine if this kid at the picture below does the same in Malaysia, he will also be charged under the Sedition Act.
Ripley's Believe it or Not? Malaysia full of gobloks, believe it!