Wednesday, August 13, 2008



As a part of my continued series in conjunction with the Nation’s 51st National Day Celebration on 31st August 2008, today I would be talking on the 2nd tenet of the country’s five principle, which is ‘KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA & NEGARA’ or translated as ‘LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY’.

I am indeed sure that as Malaysians, we are all aware that our country is a constitutional monarchy and the Yang di-Pertuan Agung (KING) is the sovereign Head of State. Parallel with this institution of the Yang di-Pertuan Agung (KING) as a constitutional monarch is the continued existence of the institution of the State Rulers (SULTAN) who are heads of their respective states.

Our KING, the Rulers and the Governors (Pulau Pinang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak) are symbols of unity and therefore stand above politics.

Which brings me to a situation which took place a few years back, when a group of so called ‘concerned citizen’ met-up with the Yang di-Pertuan Agung and informed him that he should not be attending the festival celebrations (i.e. Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year). However, the KING put his foot down and explained to them that he is the KING for all Malaysians irrespective of their culture and religion as such he would not only continue attending such events but he would continue to encourage all Malaysians to participate in events of this nature.

The loyalty that is expected of every citizen is that he or she must be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agung and be a true, loyal and faithful citizen of the Federation.

While most Malaysians would fit in the above scenario’s easily, however there are a few, who would all the time seek popularity and sympathy outside Malaysia. To me, an action like that is likened to the BETRAYAL not only to the country but also to the KING.

Many Malaysian’s feel that the KING would not be able to listen to them, which in my opinion is wrong. We should take extra effort in seeking an audience with the KING and share with him our grievances.

MY VIEWS………I have always been loyal to the KING and the COUNTRY. I have today a sticker on car which says ‘DAULAT TUANKU’.

1 comment:

Ravi said...

u must be joking....
we r tamilian, why should we bow down to a malay sultan
where is ur pride!!!!