Yesterday, someone brought to my attention this article at steadyaku47.com
I immediately saw it as an attack against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah over his decision to declare the state of Emergency as requested by the Muhyiddin's administration, supposedly in order to fight Covid-19.
Of course, as we all know, many others saw it as merely Perikatan Nasional's way to stay in power after Umno threatened to stop supporting the coalition after being bullied by Pribumi Bersatu.
I also knew that Muhyiddin's detractors have since been quietly implcating the Agong for allowing the state of Emergency. I believe they would not be so careful about it if not for the Sedition Act.
That article was however exceptionally brazen.
I'm not sure who exactlly wrote the article or the operater of this steadyaku47.com but I suspect that they are based overseas.
Something like Raja Petra and Sarawak Report who write and report about Malaysia from the UK.
That's why they were so brave about it.
True enough, they posted this one today as a follow-up,
Of Gading Sari, APMM, TSMY and the AGONG. Making Hay While The Sun Shine!
It's even worse than the first one. More direct.
I believe the media handlers of Sultan Abdullah need to handle these attacks with great finnese as they can't rely on the authorities and their state powers to take action against the writers of those articles and the website operators.
They need to find a way to rebutt the accusations as I was made to understand that those articles were being widely shared on social media platforms, especially WhatsApp.
They can't just be lazy and ignore such accussations as it would cast doubt on the integrtity of the Agong.
The Agong's media team, that I was informed is being led by a former bigshot editor need to learn from the failure of Umno media handlers in rebutting accusations against their leaders, which led to the BN's defeat in GE14 in 2018.
As any long time reader of this blog knows, I'm a fan of Sultan Abdullah and had wrote a few times about how good he is as a Ruler. This is one of my posts on him
Sultan Abdullah will be a cool Agong
|The picture which I took myself of Sultan Abdullah with flood victims who were sheltered at the Temerloh R&R area of the East Coast Highway in early January 2015|
I always see Sultan Abdullah as especially caring for his rakyat and it's hard for me to believe in those accussations against him.
But that's me. How about the public in general?
Really, it would be a pity if his media handlers fail to counter the accusations properly.