Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Defenders of Malay Race, Derhaka or Setia, Sultan and MB Terengganu

NST report published in Malaysia Today : PKR lodges police report against PM, DPM, 23 reps for disrespect against King .

Excerpt 1 :
Faris later told reporters that the police report was made against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the 23 assemblymen who objected to the appointment of Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said as Menteri Besar by the Terengganu Sultan.

Excerpt 2 :
The 23 state assemblymen, especially, have gone overboard in showing disrespect by going against the Royal Regency Advisory Council's decision in the appointment of Ahmad as Menteri Besar, he said.

"The palace institution must be respected and all subjects must show loyalty," he said. "The actions of those involved were a blatant disregard of loyalty to the Rulers."

Malaysiakini reports Ahmad to start work as MB tomorrow (meaning this morning, 25th March 2008).

Excerpt 3 :
Opposition party PAS today fully supported the move by the Terengganu palace to appoint Kijal state representative Ahmad Said as the new menteri besar of the state.

Excerpt 4 :
In a sudden turn of event, it is reliably learnt that 13 out of 22 BN state representatives who initially supported Idris are now backing Ahmad for the post.

Meanwhile Lulu Thinks Kerismuddin Should Go On Holiday/Be Unreacheable Just In Case The Press Ask For His Reaction On The Terengganu Issue . It was said that initially 22 persons would boycott the swearing-in ceremony of HRH Terengganu's choice of Menteri Besar - Ahmad Said. Abdullah's choice is Idris Jusoh. PAS and PKR has stated that they support Sultan Terengganu.

Previously, Utusan Online published a news on the Perak MB selection issue, where an Menteri Besar from PAS (Nizar) was selected although the majority of Perak state seats belonged to DAP. The title was : DAP biadab -- Arahan pulau majlis pelantikan MB Perak dianggap hina raja Melayu (DAP impolite - Order to boycott the swearing-in of Perak MB is considered as insulting the Malay king).

However, it was clarified that DAP did not intend to boycott the ceremony. DAP only intended to endorse an MB from PAS because the Central Committee originally did not endorse it. DAP did not boycott the event after all that. The swearing-in went smoothly with the blessing of the Perak royals. DAP Perak was present to support the event. In my opinion, Nizar was chosen because he is the highest qualified of the candidates given to HRH Perak for selection. An overseas graduate who can speak Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Tamil and English and had experience handling many engineering projects overseas and local, he would be the best person to lead the team. After all, DAP has the most number of excos to ensure all the development work and requirements of the citizens are being fulfilled.

UMNO Information Chief said this, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd. Taib :
“Saya percaya dalam hal ini bukan sahaja saya, tetapi puluhan juta lagi rakyat menjunjung kasih dan mengucapkan syabas ke bawah Duli Tuanku Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah kerana terus menegakkan peruntukan Perlembagaan,” katanya.

("I believe, in this matter, it is not only me but tens of million citizens would accept and congratulate His Royal Highness Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah for upholding the Constitution," he said)

UMNO Youth Chief, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said :
“Niat memulaukan istiadat pelantikan juga menunjukkan mereka hanya gilakan kuasa sehingga sanggup membelakangkan kesetiaan kepada raja dan negara,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini.

("The intention to boycott the swearing-in ceremony shows that they are only crazy for power until the extent that loyalty to the King and Nation can be disregarded," he said in a statement today.)

So Speaketh these so-called Defenders of Malay race. However, DAP did not boycott the ceremony. DAP eventually endorsed and accepted the choice of Sultan Perak. The Perak exco and MB has already been sworn-in. The rest of Barisan Rakyat ( PKR-DAP-PAS ) states ( Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan and Penang) had already established governments with the consent of respective Sultans. There were no boycotts or members of constituents threatening the palaces with resignations. The only pending states without fully-functioning governments are Barisan Nasional-held states - Perlis and Terengganu. Isn't it ironic?

Indeed, one of the 5 principles in Rukunegara is "Kesetiaan Kepada Raja dan Negara" (Loyal to the King and the Nation). The opposite of the word "Setia" (Loyal) is "Derhaka" (Traitorous). As the Minister of Education and logically reading his statement, it is almost clear that he is aware of this principle.

In the Terengganu fiasco, if the reports gathered are accurate, isn't it obvious that there were threats of protest resignations over the choice of the palace? Isn't it perfectly clear there were intentions to boycott a swearing-in ceremony should Ahmad Said be made MB instead of Idris Jusoh? Going by Hishammuddin's logic, wouldn't it be right to say that the people who wanted to do all that as "Derhaka" (Traitorous)?

Isn't it glaring that Muhammad Muhammad Taib has yet to repeat his statements on "Sultan upholding the Constitution" by insisting on HRH's own choice?

Isn't it glaring that Hishammuddin has yet to speak out on any "disloyalty to the King and Nation" should the boycotts and protest resignations be launched?

Isn't it glaring that the Sultan of Terengganu is symbolic of the Malay culture and the people involved in the "drama" are members of the so-called United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) in a Malay-majority land?

Shouldn't these "Defenders of the Malay race" protect the interests of the Malays signified by the Sultan and his choice in tandem with the words of its communal leaders Muhammad Muhammad Taib and Hishammuddin Hussein?

Where are these people who spoke loudly against the non-BN leaders when you need them to speak on the Terengganu issue?

One has got to practise what one preaches. Otherwise, would it be fair to name people who do not do as they expect of others as Hypocrites, "No Credibility", False Defenders for the Malays, Double Standard Practitioners?

It is not the role of this blogger to make a conclusion. These questions should be conveyed to Muhammad and Hishammuddin to answer. This blogger believes Malaysians are intelligent enough to uncover the truth.


Anonymous said...

based un what we see,hear and read it is obvious that this so called leaders / defenders have no other loyalty except to themselves and this goes to show that all the members in UMNO is either knowingly / unknowingly in cohorts with this so call leaders .Our customs and ethics is being manipulated under the sun to benefit a certain few.members of UMNO PLS DO SOMETHING BEFORE TOO LATE OR let me rephase BERAPA HARGA UNDI ANDA ?.I think the oldest profession is not as costly as an Umno member

Anonymous said...

Thats why the Rakyat have to be made aware and see by themselves what the UMNO are doing to the HRH Sultans and Agong from TDM era.They are demolishing the Sultans power and wont respect to what the Rakyat feel.If ONE Chinaman named Lim Kit Siang utter a word that shows disrespect to the Sultans order, all UMNO supremacies jump the bandwagon to condemned him! He is one old man that words slips from his big mouth and forgot that he is talking about the Palace order. But, in Terengganu, its the Malays dominance state, if a Malay MENDERHAKA to Sultan or in this case Sultans Order.... dont live as Malay, banish yourself!!!! Memalukan ketuanan Melayu UMNO! Melayu ke UMNO tu?

Death Note said...

In fact this is actually worse...

they did picket and tunjuk perasaan a bit...

but the thing is... they have this banner that reads "Kami nak Idris, natang!!"

(We want Idris, you beast! Natang=Binatang).

WTF.. while you can say boycotting the choice is tantamount to insult to royalty...

endorsing this picket with such words... somebody gonne get head chop chop!

Anonymous said...

This shows the double standard that UMNO is practising!!!

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