KL, Friday 24 Feb: There was a time when Dr Mahathir Mohamad was so powerful even the most frightening monarchs in this country feared him and what he might be capable of (doing to them).
The Johor Sultan's latest attack on "a politician from outside Johore ... who forgets easily .. and could be senile" (read Mahathir) is more scathing than the last. I don't blame Sultan Ibrahim for hating Mahathir for what he had done to the royals. Some would say that Mahathir got it coming. But I wonder if that is the most regal approach towards making things right.
And I worry that, if encouraged, the attacks would get more blatant and might not always be just on Mahathir or "one or two ex-MBs of Johor".
If our royals start attacking personalities who are not our political enemies or current national leaders and MBs in public, for the right or the wrong reasons, what then? Will we still clap our hands and say, "Ampun Tuanku"?
Past MBs were arrogant, says Sultan - FMT
Siapa mereka yang dikatakan "dulu dia kata" dan MB angkuh? - A Voice
MB dulu angkuh, ikut telunjuk kerajaan pusat, Sultan kata - FMT