And according to RPK, HRH could have easily obtained that licence plate for free with just a phone call to a son of Johor, Hishamuddin Hussein.
OTOH, perhaps HRH didn't want to risk that because that particular son of Johor have a habit of f*-ing up badly everything he has done or said, wakakaka, thus HRH couldn't be too careful.
I read somewhere that those cowardly PAS leadership has deliberately 'distanced' themselves from an apparently new social pariah, Nizar, because of his alleged sedition. On top of bangsa and agama, the powerful clarion call of raja has once again been recalled, reclaimed and recruited by UMNO to demon-ize opposition leaders ...
... and f* that previous component of the tripodal mantra, negera, which would only spoil the delightful threesome chant for the Heartland. Besides, it's known that four is sial (bad luck) - even the Japanese try as far as possible to avoid uttering the word shi (four) and use instead the indigenous yon (also four) wakakaka.
I suspect precisely because PAS showed its yellow streak, 'renowned' Malay 'patriot', 'bravest' of the brave, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has emerged to demand PAS must haul up Nizar over tweets.
The 'renowned superlative patriot' was famous for his only 'combat' experience, when he, as UMNO Youth Chief, was resoundingly trounced by then 74-year old Dr Mahathir in 1998 wakakaka.
In what was seen as a jab at Mr. Mahathir's 17-year leadership, the head of UMNO' s youth wing, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had called for an end to cronyism and nepotism during a speech to delegates.
"Why were big loans to big businessmen approved so easily when small guys had to wait so long to get a loan of 50,000 ringgit?" ($12,500) Mr. Ahmad Zahid asked.Subsequently, Zahid Hamidi's superior survival skills wakakaka had him confessing that Anwar was the bloke who instructed him to attack Dr M with allegations of cronyism and nepotism. He finished his confessional with a flamboyant flourish by apologising to Dr M, and acknowledging Dr M's rebuke of him as a father-to-son advice wakakaka - for more read the New Straits Times of 19 June 1999.
The prime minister responded the next day by posting hundreds of names of people who have won government projects in recent years, a list which included his accuser, Mr. Ahmad Zahid.
Perhaps this may explain why Dr M has never forgive Anwar but now tolerates Zahid Hamidi. Who knows, Zahid Hamidi might well be PM one day wakakaka.
But given his double treachery, firstly against Dr M, and then against his mentor/patron Anwar Ibrahim, is he really qualified to talk on a matter of 'loyalty', particularly on Nizar's alleged faux pas in tweeting on how to better spend a humongous sum of RM520,000? It would be like the ghost of Hang Jebat chiding Nizar on the same matter wakakaka.
But wait, maybe Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may not be the ultimate example of Melayu mudah lupa-ish seditious treachery.
On 10 December 1992, Dr Affifuddin Omar, an UMNO man from Padang Terap, no doubt given the imprimatur by his party leaders, asked in Parliament:
"How can we continue to uphold rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs)?" [...]
"They (the rulers) must be made to realize that they do not own this country. They are not Superman but placed on their thrones by the people.
"The real power did not lie with them, but with us - the representatives of the people."
Mama mia - rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs) - Just compare that gross insult to Nizar’s advice on how RM520,000 could be better spent, though mind you, Affifudin Omar then had the protection of the sarung of Parliament (and no doubt behind the scene, the most powerful PM in Malaysian history).
Imagine for one silly impossible moment that Lim GE had uttered those most seditious words, whoaaaaa mannnn, he'd be deader than the deadest duck.
It was/is only UMNO, and UMNO alone, that could have gotten away with its abuse of the raja whom they claim to defend today.
Francis Bacon once said: “The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must conclude in treachery; at first it deceives, at last it betrays”, but obviously creative UMNO has shown it could be done the other way around, that is, at first it betrays most derhaka-ishly, then it deceives (as if it’s the most loyal of royal subject).
Exploiting royalty for UMNO’s own political interests is not new, though we have to admit some royals have been willing partners. Karpal Singh is still battling against a charge of lèse majesté, allegedly committed against the Perak Sultan - I won't say any more about that sad affair other than to remind everyone that HRH was once Malaysia's most admired & most respected royalty.
On Bersih II (not III), The Malaysian Insider informed us in its Bersih supporters nabbed for waging war against King that:
The police said today they are probing an alleged attempt by some Bersih activists to revive communism and are investigating 30 Parti Sosialis Malaysia PSM members including Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jayakumar for ‘waging war against the Yang DiPertuan Agong’.
The sheer preposterous nature of such an accusation showed the pitiful, pathetic, pariah-ish lack of professionalism of the men in blue, and its political partisan pundee nature. But nonetheless, the raja element of UMNO's tripodal mantra should appeal to the Heartland lest those good folks saw fit to vote for Pakatan.
Pope Leo X was reputed to have said (blasphemously): "What profit has not that fable of Christ brought us!"
In that same cynical tone, I bet UMNO would have said: "What profit has not that fable of 'untuk raja' brought us!"