Wednesday, May 09, 2007
So who is this Raja Nazrin and why is his marriage hogging out paper's front page?
My view is this!
So what if a member of a royalty is getting marriage and why is the palace angry just because the story of the marriage was made before it was "properly" announced by the palace!
Raja Nazrin is just one of the many royalties that this county had to look after and that is because our "stupid" constitution says so!
How I wish this country is ruled by Indra Ghandi and then we can tell these royalties you are just part of the whole system and just "shut up" and "enjoy the perks" or else! Well in India the Maharajas were told to go after they did not listen to the advise to the late iron lady.
I am, by far, the most adherence Malay who subscribed to the Malay-sultanate system, but I have my limit. I have noticed lately some royalties want to dabble in politics, well that is fine and good, but they must choose one or the other!
My good friend from Perlis decided to become a politician and he did so became an MP and never too blatant about his royalty-cum-politican life, another one from Pahang and he is a good man and humble, he chose to be a politician. But they never crave for publicity!
I just thought the engagement of a member of any royalty should not be given a front pages of our major papers, when the front pages should have better been put to good use in explaining to the people about the state of being of the world, the country's economy, and other things that can affect the rakyat! So royalty just do your job and enjoy the perks and do not hog the front page for trust me a lot of people are already sickened by your opulent lifestyle, my advise is just tone down! Just get married quietly and this is a new millennium not a medieval adventure where we have to kowtow to royalties motorcade at traffic jam!
Having said all that, let me pray that you both be showered with good fortune and happiness! Daulat Tuanku!
Posted by Pasquale at 10:38 AM