NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
"Saya tidak mahu buang masa dengan orang itulah (Datuk Huan Cheng Guan). Saya tidak mahu buang masa dengan penulis blog. Ini buang masa. Saya nak tangani perkara ini di peringkat menteri. Saya tidak mahu buang masa. Hormatlah saya sebagai Ketua Menteri. Saya nak jawapan daripada pihak menteri bukan daripada pihak bukan-bukan.” (READ HERE)
That was what Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said, and in a way he is correct. He is a Chief Minister. So why does he need to layan a mere Blogger? A Chief Minister should only talk to fellow ministers and not to ‘pihak bukan-bukan’.
In short, you are answerable only to your peers. This is the same as in a jury trial where you are judged by your peers (people of your same level, status or station in life).
I remember PKR saying that about me a couple of years back. Raja Petra Kamarudin is just a Blogger, they said. Who is he to challenge Anwar to a debate?
In other words, Anwar Ibrahim is way up there as the de facto Opposition Leader while I am way down there as a mere Blogger. So my low status does not qualify me to challenge Anwar to a debate.
Actually I did not challenge Anwar to a debate. That was a lie that PKR perpetuated. What happened was BBC wanted to interview Anwar and me both, and they thought it would be easier if they interviewed both of us at the same time.
I had no problems with that but Anwar refused. He wanted to be interviewed alone without me. So I told BBC to go ahead and interview Anwar and to drop me from the interview.
Anwar probably thought he was too great to share the same stage with me. After all, he is the de facto Opposition Leader while I am just a Blogger. And he is a political prisoner (and not a convicted sodomite) while I am a fugitive from the law.
And that is the same way how Lim Guan Eng feels. He is a Chief Minister so he needs not respond to a Blogger, who is way below him in status. He only talks to fellow Ministers.
I wonder what would happen if Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak takes this same stance. What if Najib refuses to even look anyone who is below him in the face? He will talk only to fellow Prime Ministers and Presidents. And if you are not a Prime Minister or President you should shut your mouth.
Who is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad? He is just a normal citizen, a pensioner, who is not even an Umno member. So why does Najib need to layan him? Mahathir can say what he likes and Najib should just ignore him. Let Mahathir rant, rave, shout, scream, and foam at the mouth. Najib should just ignore him.In fact, Najib should also ignore Rafizi Ramli and Tony Pua. Who are these two people anyway? Tony Pua is even lower down the ladder in status. He is the descendant of immigrants from China who came to Malaya as labourers.
We do not even know who Tony Pua’s great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother is. She could be one of those women Yap Ah Loy brought in from China to work in his many brothels along Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur almost 200 years ago.
So, unless we can confirm for sure that Tony Pua is a descendant of Hang Li Po and not a descendant of one of Yap Ah Loy’s hookers, then he had better stop asking Najib to debate him. Tony Pua should take on someone of his similar low status.
Yes, Lim Guan Eng and Anwar Ibrahim have opened the way for me to also put you down based on your low status.
There are quite a number of Chinese and Indian readers who post nasty comments in Malaysia Today. Basically, they do not address what I write. They do not debate me or rebut what I say. They just attack me on a personal basis.
They call me nasty names. They accuse me of this, that and the other. Basically they allege that I am a traitor and of selling out and of being bought by Najib and/or Umno, etc.
In short, they do not dispute what I say or write. Of course they disagree with what I say and write (or else they would not whack me). But they do not point out what exactly they disagree with. Instead, they just call me names and say nasty things about me.
What these Chinese and Indians who whack me do not realise is — as what Lim Guan Eng and Anwar Ibrahim say — they are below me. So what right do they have to whack me? I am a member of the Royal Family and a cousin to the Sultan of Selangor. Who the hell do those Chinese and Indians think they are?
Of course, there are some Malays who whack me as well. But these are Malays who were brought up wrong and were never properly educated by their parents — what Malays would call biadap andkurang ajar.
Have these Malays not been taught by their parents that orang kebanyakan(commoners) like them should never speak to royalty like that? Malays say: biar mati anak, jangan mati adat. And those Malays who do not speak to me according to the proper Malay adat should be killed. Their own father should kill them.
And who is Lim Guan Eng anyway? My grandfather, Raja Sir Tun Uda, was the Governor of Penang and cousin to the Second Agong. Who was Lim Guan Eng’s grandfather? Was he a pork seller? Was he a vegetable farmer? Was he a labourer? Or was he a Kapitan China in Melaka? Lim Guan Eng does not even qualify to walk beside me. He has to walk behind me, and far behind for that matter.
Yes, imagine what Blogging would turn into if I start thinking like Lim Guan Eng and Anwar Ibrahim. You will not be allowed to post any negative comments inMalaysia Today and only comments using proper istana language would be allowed.
And I bet 99.9% of you do not know properistana language.