I'm honestly not very keen to comment on the resignation of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong because I don't think it will make much difference to the overall scheme of things.
However, my best friend from Kuantan forwarded these stuff she picked up from social media and requested for me to highlight them in this blog.
The only mainstream news portals that reported on this were the Malay dailies.
I guess The Star didn't deem it newsworthy either because plenty of people over there agree with this Eric Liew chap.
This is a clear example of how some non-Malays belittle and mock the culture and institutions that Malays hold dear.
Although the Council of Rulers have their reasons to persuade His Majesty to abdicate and acknowledge & accept his stepping-down, it's in bad taste and highly disrespectful to utter such statements towards an outgoing King.
We may not be as extreme as Thailand with lese majeste laws, but neither are we a republic with toothless monarchs.
The bigger issue here isn't about one person making a disparaging remark against an outgoing monarch, it's about how this is being seen as yet another example of an important Malay institution being trampled with impunity by those that have absolutely no respect for the feelings and sentiments of the majority.
The slower the current government takes action against this case, the more they will be seen to be anti-monarchy and anti-Malay.
This association is not entirely true, of course, but politics is more about perception than truth, and Pakatan should know it better than anyone.
Being the government of the day, it's a significantly more difficult task to appease and manage the perception of the masses than to communicate the right things that you've done.
Previously, when the topic of reverse discrimination came out, many non-Malays on social media and various local forums vehemently denied that there were incidences of non-Malays insulting and disrespecting the royals.
Now, when this Eric Liew issue came up, I'm also seeing many comments from these people in support of him, and stating that the royals are a waste of taxpayers' money.
Incidentally, social media is also full of screen captures of many non-Malays insulting the YDP Agong with worse statements than Eric Liew.
It appears that it has become a hobby for some people to stir up Malay sentiments in order to accuse the Malays of being an angry backward crowd when they do react.
No wonder Mahathir is confident of turning Malaysia into a republic.
With so many "Malaysians" that have no regards for our system of Constitutional Monarchy, with no knowledge nor respect for this country's history and the roles of the sultanates, these people will cheer Mahathir's move to further curtail the authority and discretionary powers of the rulers, thus effectively removing yet another pillar of check-and-balance in our Federation.
To the Malays who are in support of a republic, think carefully before you leap. The YDP Agong's discretionary powers are what's keeping Article 153 relevant and in force.
To the non-Malays who are in support of a republic, let's remember that the sultans and YDP Agong have been a vocal force of moderation and stability in recent years, speaking out against the extremists and questionable politicians, and assuring all of us that the royals are looking after everyone's interests.
Well, I don't think I have more to add to those.
Some people went around insulting others, and then just said sorry and expect all things to be okay.
But from experience, they will do it again as they believe they can get away with it as nothing happened to them the first time.
That's the trend these days in this Malaysia Baru.
They even bashed up a fireman who was trying to do his job to death just for the fun of it and expect nothing to happen.
And they expect us not to even say anything about it being a race hate crime.
Ya, I will always remember that.
FUCK YOU ERIC LIEW... AND FUCK YOU MAHATHIR FOR LEADING THIS CHINESE FUCKER INTO DOING THAT.ReplyDelete
"No wonder Mahathir is confident of turning Malaysia into a republic"ReplyDelete
Another truth or lies....
Come on Annie. ..You are above that
Ok. That part I disagree with writer too. Thanks for pointing that out.Delete
Google who abdicated the throne for Wallis Simpson?ReplyDelete
A song by Firehouse - Love of a lifetime
What happened to Jamal Jamban who wanted to burn down Chinatown? Any updates?ReplyDelete
How I wish he has really burn down Chinatown together with the occupants... you included.Delete
So the only reason for Malays to support the monarchy is to protect Article 153?ReplyDelete
That kind of twisted logic is only capably done by monkeys. No wonder this country is in the shit hole.
Only pigs like you will not understand the constitution.Delete
Brits imported bucket collectors to collect their shit. Mereka dah lama pulang kamu masih dok dalam "shit hole"..
Tunggu ape lagi sini?? Selamat berangkat pulang le..
Professor Nasi Lemak
Shit hole eh? Dah tu stay sini buat apa lagi.. sila berambus asap.. cakap konon mcm org cerdik tp sbnrnya bodoh xleh diajar cerdik xleh diikut..Delete
They so want to wipe out their sejarah keturunan, abandoned their own mother/fatherland, mai sini mengada2 dan asyik dok menggatal pula nuuu.. Malaysian Malaysia apa ke benda mrk dok mengoyan eh??ReplyDelete
Neway, blessing in disguise. Now my students are very curious and excited to learn and know more on sejarah toknek moyang2 kita..
Ayuh kita gerakn minda generasi muda kita and sharing here;
Professor Nasi Lemak
pokpek go & study contemporary history on how indonesians reformed their country into a republic OKDelete
Reformed...The communists killed many of the SultansDelete
And this how cisco asean responded in fb:ReplyDelete
"Cisco firmly believes in respecting and honouring local Malaysian traditions and laws. The remark was made by the employee in his personal capacity and does not represent Cisco’s views. We deeply regret any distress caused and apologise. The employee has also issued an apology and is no longer with the company."
So simple, unlike just recent Honda action.
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(to kelantan) from russia with love wink3ReplyDelete
When there was NO check & balance on dumbo songlap kawkaw on 1mdb, TH, felda, dll pls donot check & balance talk kock OKReplyDelete
yeah ...those who support tun this is what u get ....a bunch of rude kafirs out loose....ReplyDelete
Some people really go wild when they participate in reality shows. If I have any ounce of dignity, I wouldn't be eating leftovers.ReplyDelete
Certain species of animal lives on trees but newer species can also be found at the bottom of the sewer.
The wonders of evolution...
People with bad past may be better than us in future. Allah knows best.Delete
Agong kahwin legally pun kena kutuk.ReplyDelete
He is the victim of hate.
So many people around us tak kahwin but living together. Dpt anak luar nikah. People dont want to highlight. In future dah tak tahu siapa is adik beradik siapa.
Oops looks like not only DAPigs are at it, Malays also mah. Thankfully no "cow worshippers" were arrested.ReplyDelete
"In a statement, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Eric Liew Chee Ling, 46; Azham Akhtar Abdullah, 27; and Nur Alia Astaman, 26, were arrested following reports lodged against them over their comments on social media."
Yes... PH Malays are no different from the DAPigs. They sure learn very fast from their illegitimate siblings. Serve them right.ReplyDelete
wow manyaknya yg kena tangkap, look like republicans are increasing vive la republic wink3ReplyDelete
To the non-Malays who are in support of a republic, let's remember that the sultans and YDP Agong have been a vocal force of moderation and stability in recent years, speaking out against the extremists and questionable politicians, and assuring all of us that the royals are looking after everyone's interests.ReplyDelete
Berkelahi cara Melayu
Menikam dengan pantun
Menyanggah dengan senyum
Marahnya dengan diam
Merendah bukan menyembah
Meninggi bukan melonjak.
Watak Melayu menolak permusuhan
Setia dan sabar tiada sempadan
Tapi jika marah tak nampak telinga
Musuh dicari ke lubang cacing
Tak dapat tanduk telinga dijinjing
Maruah dan agama dihina jangan
Hebat amuknya tak kenal lawan
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can your best friend forward to you on dumbo vigilantes demanding action against abdul hamid who accused agung of court contempt???ReplyDelete
I don’t mind the country becomes a republic.ReplyDelete