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
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"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"?"
Your "current leader" gave the royals the middle finger on the passing of the NSC (Najib Saving Act).
I think if you did a poll among them they won't be too happy with that.
How funny that the Minister of Ass-kissing Blogging from Sabah can't remember that.
I get your drift. Even to engage in a rejoinder to your thoughts makes me to think more than twice. Perhaps the power that be could lay out what is lese majeste and what is fair comment.
Should also mention about this....ReplyDelete
"The ruler also criticises 'unintelligent federal minister' who wants to turn states into federal territories.
Fed govt should review IRDA role, says Johor Sultan
PAGOH: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today urged the Federal government to review the role of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)"
Thanks for writing this. Salut.ReplyDelete
NO NEED TO ASK FOR aMPUN.....WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WRONG...STOP THE MADNESS and idiotlogical Ideology brain washed into you since youth..."Sultan bermula dengan “Ampun Tuanku, beribu-ribu ampun, sembah patik harap diampun.” Dengan Tuhan/Allah pun tidak minta ampun macam tu. Dosa yang paling besar yang tidak boleh terampun ialah menduakan Tuhan/Allah"....FAHAM ASAS PRIORITY MANUSIA dimata ALLAH....kalau tak faham, tak senang bagi ALLAH/TUHAN Respek you yang mulia.ReplyDelete
Salam Dato Rocky.ReplyDelete
I don't think DYMM Sultan would be that angry with Dr.M, if His Highness had no business interest in Forest City.
Salam again Dato.
I suggest that you just keep your comment to youself.
You are one disgraceful 'dedak eater' who will do anything to please the current leadership...and of course to keep on attacking Mahathir.
Remember...you once before said in your blog....'critise Mahathir yes but dont demonise him'.
I hold to that..but your action at this very moment...are all full of shits.
You are just shit.
Now you are trying to get the monarch to support your course all are to please and show support to the leader who has been accused many times of robbing the rakyat's money
Please be honest and accept the fact that the .'dedak' that you stuff in your stomach is also ours.
Tun Mahathir received a DK(1) Johor in Apr 1989 from Almarhum Sultan Iskandar...ReplyDelete
To understand Johore...before ones give comment...otherwise its a void and undept..Menjunjung Kasih Tuanku...Pada Allah Berserah..ReplyDelete
Bumi Non MalayReplyDelete
That is just refine Malay manners and culture which you may need to learn.
It is common among old folks to say, "Maaf pakcik (or makcik) nak cakap" before they be more forward or dispensing advise to the more junior family member.
It is commonly said in the west as "I am sorry I have to tell you this but ...."
Even orang putih learned to emulate such refined Malay manners :)
It means to seek forgiveness first in case you offend the person.
You have a lot to learn
You are right bro. The throne holder or throne holder in waiting should not seek popularity. Having facebook, twitter etc must be avoided. Politician are a special breed, we may hate them but the world cannot function without them. Taking on them is a dangerous game especially for those staying in glass houses.!!ReplyDelete
Sultan marah Mahathir sebab menyentuh isu Forest City dimana Sultan mempunyai kepentingan keuntungan secara langsung. Bukan pun pasal mempertahankan Bangsa Johor.ReplyDelete
Seorang Menteri Pusat malah dengan bongkak dan bangganya mengiakan kata-kata Tuanku sebagai betul dan tepat.
Cuma dia lupa yang Sultan juga mengkritik seorang Menteri Pusat yang bodoh kerana bercakap mengenai idea perluasan Wilayah Persekutuan.
Isunya, jika kini Sultan secara terang mengkritik secara terbuka, apa akan jadi jika Sultan mengkritik Kepimpinan Kerajaan?
Apakah Menteri Terlalu Amat Bijak dari Kota Belud akan sekali lagi melompat gembira? Hiduplah dalam alam impian manapun, realitinya perkara itu bakal berlaku segera.
Lebih teruk pula jika Sultan dan Institusi Raja pula dikritik balik oleh rakyat / kerajaan atau sesiapa sahaja atas nama hak demokrasi?
Why did Parliament follow Mahathir in limiting sovereign immunity of the Rulers to their official functions (acts) only and not any other acts? Did something happen like a sultan gambling in UK and not being able to pay his losses and having the Federal Govt to pick up the bill (I have never heard of that) or worse still killing someone because the Ruler was upset (Good heavens - that never happened in Malaysia).ReplyDelete
It is time to be clear that if no such things happen, then the Rulers have nothing to fear from the legislation limiting their immunity to official acts only. Mega Ignoramus.