Some people have asked me to ‘respect’ the Sultan. That is assuming I do not respect him. Truth is, I respect everyone as a human being, but people in office or those who rely on the rakyat’s money for their living (luxurious at that!!!) needs to EARN my respect.
But I am sorry. No amount of money can buy this respect.
Sure, I, too, need to EARN other people’s respect, and I try to do that, slowly but surely. I do not expect people to respect me just because I am SOMEBODY.
Anyway, the Sultan of Perak has done exactly as I thought he would. But you can’t deny that Najib Tun Razak had a strategy and he was smart at that, dragging (quite willingly) all his 28+3 minions with him, to prove his point. So he won hands down.
After two shameful defeats – Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu – this is like a golden trophy for Najib. Everyone in the BN camp and those sitting on the fence are already hailing Najib as the NEW KING!
Just because he managed to get 3+1 (?) bloody frogs to jump.
As for the Sultan in question, people are already hissing that perhaps UMNO or rather Najib (since it was said that this used to be Mahathir Mohamad’s style too), has got some secret file on the Sultan, and whatever affairs that could implicate him and his ‘kingdom’.
Well, kings and sultans have given up or compromised for less, can we blame him?
The PAS MB Nizar had been asked to resign if he does not vacate his seat. Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters of frog leaping would now have to swallow the bitter pill. It would have happenned the same way if Anwar had managed to get the 30 odd MPs to cross over prior to September 16.
But let us just imagine if this kind of situation continues to happen. Everytime frogs jump, change of government.
Oh dear, it would really be sad for the people. What work can the government do for the people when all it is interested in is ‘baiting’ for frogs to jump?
I did say time and again, if people are looking up to the rulers to maintain democracy, we will all die disappointed and bitter.