Saturday, November 17, 2007

Silap mata Malaysian style

From the moment I laid by eyes on the front page of today's dailies, I was like FUCKED!

Our Royal Highness has issued an unprecedented statement refuting the claim that he has supported the massive Nov 10 rally to press for electoral reforms. The statement was conveyed by Datuk Wan Mohd Safiain Wan Hasan,Comptroller of the Royal Household to a press which it consist a purported defences that Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has expressed displeasure over claims that he and the Palace approved and supported Saturday’s illegal rally in the city.

The statement is seens as a counter-argument towards the report made by Pas President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang stating the fact that the memorandum had been received by a palace official showed that the King supported the protest against the country's electoral system.

I was at a state of shock when I read this while savouring my plate of wantan mee at the market while wearing the Bersih shirt. The message instantly trigger my mind suggesting that by now I might have been a target of public criticism since I presume everyone at market vicinity has read similar front page and since I'm wearing a stark bright yellow Bersih shirt. I might be the culprit in the eyes of the public.

I rushes home to ask for audience at as Raja Petra Kamaruddin(RPK) who has been my God and his webpage, my bible for his civilised religion (independent news)ever since I got bored of reading bimbo's blog, to seek for further guidance.

Shrug off in relief and elated I am, RPK has proved me wrong once again. He in his latest post of The Corridors of Powers, Pete has explained in subtle manner convincing me so much not to take heed of the so call front-page YDPA's unprecedented statement as it's part of government nationwide brainwash .

Several oblivious facts that managed to trick an average lay person mind like me was the fact the Comptroller of the Royal Household who was issuing the statement isn't the Keeper of the Royal Seal. The former position as it's title precede himself, he's a mere housekeeper as oppose to the latter who was the Supreme King's spokesperson whose words reflects the general intention of the YDPA. Besides elucidating the surface of deceit, Pete further mind-boggle us ,his reader or I prefer his loyal devout, with a series of astonishing truism on how the Prime Minister's Department intermeddle with Royal Palace internal proceeding making it nearly impossible to convey a message to the King unless it has been scanned through by the PM's department for any significance. In Pete's word,

"he has been planted there as the eyes and ears of the government. And his job is not only to keep a watch on things and report back to the Prime Minister’s office whatever is happening in the Palace, but he has also been tasked with the job of frustrating every effort of The Agong in interacting with the rakyat (citizens)"

which refers to the hidden position of Comptroller of the Royal Household. Here's another reason elucidate by Pete on why Bersih organise a public rally instead of a personal audience with the King,

" was not wise to quietly deliver the BERSIH Memorandum to The Agong. If that had been done, then the Memorandum would have been hijacked and would have been diverted to the Prime Minister’s Department instead -- and The Agong would have never seen it. And that was also why it was necessary for 100,000 citizens to march to the Istana Negara to ‘escort’ the Memorandum -- although only 50,000 eventually got through because they sealed off all the roads into Kuala Lumpur which resulted in one of the worst traffic jams in history"

On the other hand, I'm completely overawe by Pete's affirmation regarding the hearsay that 19th Brigade of the Royal Malay Regiment or Regimen Askar Melayu Di-Raja (RAMD) has been commanded in a standby (Pete prefer stand-bye as in ready to wipe the government sense of bye) position near Sungai Buloh on Nov 10th was to intervene FRU's role if any fatal casualties occurs. The Regime is a fearsome battalion whose Commander-in-Chief is the Agong and its soldier will only obey its C-i-C no one else. I'm touched by our King's undivided support as he upheld his supreme role. More to my amazement, the Regime has deployed 14 armoured cars at Sungai Buloh military camp to answer any violence against the rally participants within 10 minutes. It would have been glorious if 14 tanks were driven to Sungai Buloh camp instead of armoured cars. Well, 14 armoured trucks are more than adequate.

Because of the presence of 19th Brigade of the Royal Malay Regiment as a monitoring and possiblecoup force against the goverment, the Bersih rally was left unharmed and the group at Pasar Seni and Masjid Negara was spared and allowed to proceed the march to Royal Palace at the end of the day. Without the presence of such important army, I doubt Nov 10th will end peacefully without repeating May 13 incident.

After meditating my mind with my bible,, my mind is calmer now and I'm not frantic to continue wearing Bersih shirt anymore because I have my Supreme King's confidence that under his Royal Highness ruling, our security and liberty will be watched over and lastly,

Long live the King. Long live Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Daulat Tuanku! Daulat Tuanku ! Daulat Tuanku!

Check out alboroto07 collection of video regarding Nov 10th.

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