Saturday, March 07, 2009
Is the government afraid of Raja Petra Kamaruddin?
This anonymous comment was sent to one of my postings in Barkingmagpie, I suspect it could be Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) himself, or may be not. Below is the excerpt:
"Read the statement by a Malay who is from royal family and get the truth yourself, Sleepy Bird!" ".......If Tuanku refuses to comply with what is clearly lawful, then challenge him and, if necessary, trigger a Constitutional Crisis like never before seen in the 52-year history of this nation. The people are ready. The next ‘revolution’ is not going to be a race riot a la May 13. It is going to be a class struggle. And I am with the Rakyat on this, never mind my so-called Royal background............." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I and many other law abiding silent majority Malays or Malaysians I am sure do not like threat. What came out of RPK's Malaysia Today sounds like a threat to me, to the Malays and Malaysians alike, to the country in general, to the government, to the monarchy and to the whole institution of the country. Its like a declaration of war!
But, anonymous, or RPK, whoever wrote the comment, I have news for you, we accept your challenge, we accept your challenge from the "rakyat" that you claim to be behind you. You have crossed a line of no return.
For your information there is no grand scale class struggle in this country except for a bunch of bleeding heart liberals who have tasted power and led by their leader YB BABI who will have signed a pact with the devil himself to be in power, for power sake. YB BABI doe not care if the Malays are losing out, or the country in flames, so long as he is in power! That is not a good enough reason for a Malay like me to accept!
RPK, the "rakyat" you claim that will fight your cause with are those who have benefitted from the 52 year of Umno and BN rules. Now that they have the education, the money and they all appear to be envious of what they perceive as a group of Malay elite, incuding the royalty, that you all are perceived having a good time and to be above the law.
No, they are not above the law, they are part and parcel of the constitution that keeps this country politically, socially, economocally,and PSYCHOLOGICALLY together!
Break these down, there will be chaos, a good sample is in Perak where the rules of law have been flaunted and the novice opposition clearly could not hold a state government together, when even a sacked Speaker of the state legislatiuve assembly even refused to report to the police for a statement when asked to nicely. RPK to quote your famous line: "bring it on to us"
For the uninitiated here is a bit about this man RPK who is known for telling the "truth".
He once told me he is pro-monarchy and will die for it! I guess like a loose cannon anywhere he is psychologically unstable and untrusworthy with his words!
He was just a Raja by virtue of his father who was a member of the Selangor royalty and who died when RPK was very young. His father was a cousin to the late Sultan of Selangor. However, the present Sultan of Selangor was quoted as saying "RPK ni dah gila" or "RPK has gone mad".
His mother, if I am not mistaken was Welsh, also died when he was young. RPK was adopted or rather raised by Tengku Ampuan Terengganu when he was small. Not much is known about his childhood upbringing, obviously not a happy one. We have a lot more on his family and personal history, including a stint in a sanatorium in England, but will not divulge it since we are Malays with adat, we do not believe in shaming the entirely family for a sin of one father.
We even have compromising pictures of a very famous politician who wants to be the next prime minister. He was photographed with a male partner, clearly seen. But to quote TDM, "by showing it will inflict shame to the family". You see the government can also play a dirty tricks, the dirtiest if it wants to.
I liked RPK and had him and his wife at my place for tea and we had a good chat. In the beginning I found him interesting and clever. He also begged me to take him to see a certain politician, which I did.
He had wanted some financial help from this politician that I shall not disclose as promised, as I am a man who always keeps his word. I took him to see this politician because he needed financial help for his website. He was not entertained since we thought he could not be trusted and was obviously a mercenary.
He was at that time working for Tun Mahathir, at least that was what he said. He told me that if the person that I took him to see would pay him, he (RPK) would write all the good things. That was when we thought he was not being sincere and cannot be trusted.
How one man can get away with accusing and defaming others and can get away with it!
Posted by Pasquale at 11:31 AM