I refer to the unwelcome intervention from the Sultan of Johor, asking Tun Dr.Mahathir to shut the hell up as he @ Tun Dr.Mahathir is already retired and is a pensioner!
As far as we all know, the Malay Sultans do not have the grounds to interfere in the Executives running of this nation.
Malaysia still has the Malay Sultans in their positions as Constitutional Monarchies! This means that they are to be allowed to reign in their respective states and be installed as the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a symbolic figure only and be accorded their 'daulat' and 'respected' as the Head of the State Governments and as a symbolic head of Islamic Affairs in their states.
The Sultan of Johor has breached the line where he has spoken out on a matter concerning politics touching on the Former Prime Minister's speaking out against the current Head of the Malaysian Government.
I believe that the Sultan of Johor still bears a grudge against Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad who was instrumental in removing the Malay Sultan's legal immunity against criminal proceedings which they had been enjoying all this while before the current Sultan of Johor's assault cases against a golf caddy whom he bashed to death with his golf club when the caddie laughed at the Sultan's missing a shot and then another case where a hockey coach and teacher, the late Douglas Gomez died after a beating from the same murderous Sultan Iskandar of Johor!
The Sultan of Johor escaped legal action against him for the ruling did not have any provisions in backdating to prosecute him for the two murders of the Malaysian citizens!
Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad being the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Chief Executive of Malaysia back then was the one who stripped the Malay Sultans from their immunity against legal action, thus , the outburst of the aging Sultan of Johor spews forth against Tun!
I don't see the other Sultans voicing out their displeasure against Tun Dr.Mahathir. Since they do not have any tiff with Tun Dr.Mahathir as they have not gone and killed anyone as they pleased according to the Malay parable of 'Beraja di mata ; Bersultan di hati' which means that as Raja's they could do anything they pleased and get away with 'murder' as proven in the Sultan of Johor's case, naturally, their Majesties have not interfered in the current political tiff between the former and the current Prime Minister of Malaysia!
All these Cabinet Ministers and political figures condemning Tun Dr.Mahathir for criticizing PM Abdullah Badawi have vested interests and are just trying to curry favor with the PM and to show that they are 'oh so loyal' to him! Humbug!
We all know who they actually are and what they have done and not done for the people of Malaysia!
A classic case of 'ampu' and 'shows of first class bodek' that deserves an 'Oscar' for the Best Bootlickers' of the PM!
What do they have to fear if they have done no wrong and have not swept clean any allocations or budgets during their tenure as ministers and heads of departments?
You can fool some people some of the time but you will one of these days be exposed as to who you really are when Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala wants to!
This is the hakikat of Justice! History has proved itself , time and times again that eventually, everyone will be exposed as to their real selfs and misdeeds come to light!
Whether it is Mahathir, Anwar, Abdullah Badawi, Samy Vellu or whoever , their day will come and the people will know!
Let Mahathir speak! We, the Malaysian people welcome his criticisms of Pak Lah and if Pak Lah is really absolutely squeaky clean, then he has nothing to fear or to hide, does he?