Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bringing Shame

It is impressive that university students have finally discovered and exercised their rights.

But guess who is discouraging them by claiming they bring shame to him?

Would he prefer they go out to some foreign country and protest?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — The Johor Sultan warned students of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in Batu Pahat today that they would be disrespecting him by joining illegal rallies, according to a Bernama report today.

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, who is chancellor of the university, said that such activities will threaten national stability.

“We will not hesitate to resign as chancellor should any of our students be involved in such activities as it is better than having our name tainted by such acts that also shames the university’s reputation,” the state news agency quoted the monarch as saying at UTHM’s 11th convocation.

Shame is an interesting word. It is something that UMNO and by extension, BN absolutely does not possess, unfortunately.

What brings shame to this country is corruption, waste of tax-payer funds, religious extremism and racist rhetoric. Not an exercise of civil rights.

Why hasn't anyone spoken out or resigned in protest of that?

1 comment:

Joshua Lopez said...

Since The Retirement Of Tun Dr.M, Monarchs have conveniently forgotten that they are Constitutional Monarchs, in other words, Ceremonial Roles under the advice of the PM & The Constitution is Above Them!

Dr.M certainly knew how to hold them in their proper place!

So now since the students are going to offend His Royal Highness, Is He going to kill them one by one with his golf stick?!!!