Apart from their laziness and their love for the keris and the tongkat, the Malays are well-known for their sarcasm. Sindir, perli (or perliaq, the Kedahan Malay would have uttered it if there had been such a word in their dictionary), kias, olok, jolok, ajuk and ejek are some of the words that describe this art. The Malays would even go to the extent of pukol anak sindir menantu.
Anwar Ibrahim once considered himself like an anak to Mahathir. This, of course, was when the throne was in sight. These days, the two would sindir-menyindir, no love lost between them.
Read the Old Man's post here for the best of the best of Malay sarcasm.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
21st century Malay sarcasm at its best
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