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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tun Dr. M's King & Commoner Issue ~ My Thoughts.

Let's ponder for a while on the subject. We are witnessing a modern day power play between two top figures in our country.

One is a current ruling Sultan @ King and the other is a former Prime Minister who to date is regarded as the one who defanged the powerful 9 Kings @ Sultans of the 9 Sultanates in the Malay Peninsular. 

The 9 ruling Sultans were stripped of their royal immunity from civil and criminal legal prosecution when Tun Dr.Mahathir @ the Commoner but most powerful 4th Prime Minister back then in the height of his Executive Power succeeded in getting the Malaysian Parliament to amend the country's Constitution in 1992 to ensure that no one was above the law. 

Click here and here to read about it.

The Sultan of Johor back then was Sultan Mahmood Iskandar, the father of the current Sultan Ibrahim of Johor who is incensed with Tun Dr. Mahathir's airing of his views about the Forest City project turning into a viaduct for 700,00 Chinese nationals eventual buying their way into our nation through the Chinese investing in Forest City.

This also brings to my mind about the withdrawing of the National Palace's earlier invitation to Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad as the former 4th Malaysian Prime Minister to attend the Installation Ceremony of the 15th Supreme King of Malaysia, HRH Sultan Muhammad V of the State of Kelantan Darul Naim.

HRH Sultan Muhammad V, 15th Supreme King of Malaysia
The National Palace's invitation's withdrawal is reported to be at the behest of Sultan Muhammad V, whose father is Sultan Ismail Petra who was once taken to task by Tun Dr.Mahathir's Federal Government for the latter's refusal to pay quite a sizable sum in tax to the Royal Customs of Malaysia and drove off his Lamborghini Diablo from the Subang Airport Customs Complex!

Tun Dr.Mahathir is reported to have labelled the Sultan of Kelantan @ Sultan Ismail Petra as a 'smuggler' for the Sultan's action! HRH Sultan Muhammad V, our current 15th Supreme King surely would not let that insult to his father, slide.

Click here to read a relevant report about the matter.

Thus I am not surprised to learn of the current 15th Malaysian Supreme King's snub of Tun Dr.Mahathir from being invited to the Supreme King's Inauguration Ceremony.

Both named Sultans have a proverbial axe to grind with Tun Dr.Mahathir. Hence their Majesties not letting Tun Dr.Mahathir get away with saying anything concerning their respective states.

Tun Dr.Mahathir's previous objections against allowing the implementation of the Syariah Law system in Kelantan remains as a thorn in the Sultanate of Kelantan's side and HRH the Supreme King will not be overlooking any of Tun's comments or actions with regard to the matter.

They may be 'constitutional monarch's' according to the Constitution of Malaysia but these Malay Sultans still wield a proverbial royal powerful club to teach any 'commoner' who dares to mess with them.

Tun Dr.Mahathir's willingness to sell his soul to the 'DAP Devils' in his attempts to overthrow the current Malaysian Premier Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak and bring about an alternative government with his son to be elected as the next Prime Minister is also said to be the reason why many are not that gung ho about supporting Tun.

Even I am surprised to see Tun being there besides Lim Kit Siang and Mat Sabu! You just never know what some politicians are willing to do just to make their dreams come true!
Mat Sabu, Kit Siang, Mahathir ~ Once Bitter Enemies. Photo Source
We just can't imagine or foresee what is going to happen next as far as the current topsy turvy Malaysian politics is going to throw at us?

Today's best friend will be tomorrow's worst enemy and those who were bitter feuding enemies are practically hugging each other like long lost lovers! :P

I am no fortune teller or soothsayer but I just do not see their dreams getting realized in the coming general elections but just like Donald Trump getting elected as America's 45th President, you just never know!

As for Tun Dr.Mahathir's current situation, one can compare it to the case of the 'Durian Kings' and the 'Cucumber Commoner'. 

Don't you agree?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tun Dr. M's King & Commoner Issue

I am not surprised to learn of the current tiff between the Johor Sultan @ King and former 4th and most illustrious Malaysian Premier Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad @ Commoner with regard to the latter's recent opinions about Johor's 'Forest City' project which is said to be the threshold of the reported influx of more than 700000 PRC citizens into Malaysia!

A longstanding grudge against Tun Dr.M for removing the Malay Sultans privilege against being taken to court for their screwups when they breach the law might be the festering sore in the said royal's heart.

More later.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Minaq Jinggo terima menantu sulung! Barakallah fee antum!

Sahabat lama saya, jurufoto Otai Minaq Jinggo @ Bani Amin menjemput saya dan isteri hadir ke Majlis Perkahwinan anak perempuan nya AMIRA HANIS yang telah selamat bernikah dengan suaminya MOHD AZHAN bin IMAM BAWEH semalam.

Walimatul Urus @ Kenduri perkahwinan anakanda Minaq-Jinggo telah di adakan di Dewan Utama, Institut Perguruan Guru-Kampus Bahasa Melayu, Lembah Pantai, 59990, Kuala Lumpur.

Beriya lah saya menyiapkan kamera digital saya memikirkan akan dapat bergambar bersama sahabat-sahabat Blogger kami memandangkan Minaq-Jinggo inipun adalah di antara kawan2 media sosial awalan tahun 2004 yang saya kenal semasa mula berblog!

Namun alangkah kecewanya saya bila tiba disana dan mendapati bahawa hos Majlis ini tidak menjemput Blogger2 lain selain Mahaguru58!

Papadom punya hero! :P

Penat tahu, aku mengusung kamera Nikon aku dengan harapan dapat lah merakam gambar-gambar member Blogger2 Otai seangkatan dengan kami!

Namun apa kan dayaku? Ambil saja lah gambar dengan tetamu-tetamu jemputan Jinggo yang hadir terutama dengan mantan Menteri Besar Kedah, YB Dato Seri Mukhriz Mahathir dan beberapa rakan-rakan politik beliau yang sudah berada disana sebelum saya.

Berikut adalah gambar2foto yang sempat saya rakam untuk kenangan.
Member2 lama bila dah bertemu, sembang lah cerita2 lama hal ehwal Dunia Blogging
Ingatkan dapat lah jumpa kawan-kawan Blogger yang lain seperti Rocky Bru, Parpukari, RBF dan sewaktu dengan nya tetapi hampeh!
Minaq Jinggo berbual dengan Mahaguru58

Dato Seri Mukhriz Mahathir dan kawan2 ahlul politiknya hadir sama.

Bersama salah seorang tamu majlis yang mengaku kenal saya.

Semoga Minaq Jinggo akan dapat menimang cucunya yang pertama tahun hadapan dan jadi Datuk Seri Paduka yang sebenarnya! Amin!
Saya doakan agar sahabat saya Minaq Jinggo turut sihat wal'afiat dan terus mampu merakamkan segala peristiwa2 penting dalam negara.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

2017 ~ New challenges and goals as our world keeps changing!

New Year Resolutions
It is the 1st day of January, 2017 CE. 3rd day of Rabiul Akhir, 1438 AH.
Many of us make new resolutions, new plans and agendas to achieve and implement for this new year.

All that is good and I wish each and everyone the best with their goals. We should also learn from our life experiences before this and try our level best to avoid making the same mistakes or fall victim to the many shysters out there.

Growing Older
As we age and grow older, naturally our health conditions might be affected as our hormone production is reduced and we tend to fall sick easier. More health supplements and remedies need to be taken and whether we like it or not, we do have to exercise and try to keep fit and regain our stamina and strength.

As for me, my failing eyesight @ cataract on my left eye is starting to cloud my vision. I am getting by with improved vision of my right eye which has been operated on and replaced with an artificial lens before this. Alhamdulillah.

At being 58 years and 2 months old, I am relatively still able to live my life well although a tad affected by a few health complications but that is all part and parcel of aging. Compared to others who are bed ridden in hospitals or nursing homes, Syukur Alhamdulillah, I am doing alright.

I look forward to undergoing an operation to replace my cataract contracted left eye with an artificial lens preferably within the early stages of 2017 and then get a pair of corrective spectacles to see better.

I also aim to complete writing two Islamic genre Malay film scripts that I have been working on all these while and finish my guide book on becoming or being a Muslim. Insya Allah.

Hopes and Wishes
I wish to see peace reign on Earth and the oppressed people of Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Kashmir, Rohingya, Native Americans, Orang Asli's here in Malaysia and other parts of the world get their due rights back.

I hope that reforestation will take place back on the now devastated hills and forests of Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Sabah and Sarawak.

I wish to see the culprits responsible for such destruction be arrested, charged, sentenced to imprisonment and their ill gotten assets be confiscated and compensated to the people whose lives were affected by these crooks.

I also hope to see the shit stirrers and troublemakers be stripped of their state awarded titles and action be taken against them for carrying out illegal businesses and activities.

I dream of a just society where the city and local authorities are free of corrupt officials and all illegal obstructions and structures be removed from parking lots placed there by unscrupulous stall operators and their corrupt contacts in DBKL here in the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory and State Governments everywhere.

I also hope that the Malaysian Education Ministry will reintroduce the teaching of the Civics subject to our academic schools and institutions. Our Malaysian society seriously needs to be taught the basics of common courtesies and social responsibilities once more.

There are many good instructional videos available online that can be used in such teaching. Malaysian Film producers can produce similar videos for our country and such beneficial short videos be broadcasted on television and at the cinemas before the main screening of movies.

Toilet etiquette especially those involving the usage of public restrooms must be taught to the many uncivilized idiots who still tend to squat on seated toilets and cause normal users to suffer such inconvenience of having to cover up the dirty toilet seats with toilet paper before be able to use them!

There are too many selfish idiots out there today. Racial and religious intolerance is creeping up again amongst us and we are all not that happy with this scourge that can destroy our relative peace and harmony. We can't afford or allow that to take root here in Malaysia, our beloved homeland.

I can keep going on but guess I'll just stop here and hope that 2017 will be a better year for all of us. 
DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong ke IV,
Sultan Muhammad V
I can't predict the future as it is forbidden for Muslims to be fortune tellers, etc. but I hope that our new 15th Malaysian Supreme King, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, His Royal Highness Sultan Muhammad V will be a proactive, just and active ruler who will use his powers and authority to return fairness and justice to our country. Insya Allah.