Then at some stage, it decided to add ‘raja’ and kicked ‘Negara’ out.
‘Raja’ to Malays is a far more emotional word than ‘Negara’, inspiring fealty and readiness to defend their liege lord a la Hang Tuah against the Hang Jebats, which today are mainly party members of PAS, and their Chinese-Indian allies in DAP.
It’s also easier to accuse the nons, especially Chinese, of being biadap to the rulers.
Never mind that 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."
Which ‘non’ could have said that and got away? None! Only UMNO and UMNO alone 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 Boleh-UMNO has innovatively done it the other way around.
For more, see my post UMNO abusing raja, agama dan bangsa
Likewise with ‘agama dan bangsa’ against the nons, but [sigh] blast PAS, if only those anti-Malay-unity people [bloody Jebats] weren’t around to ruin the stirring ring of ‘agama, bangsa dan
But, in spite of spoilsports PAS, the clarion call has been updated to ‘agama, bangsa dan raja’.
Agama – bloody DAP and their agenda to install a Christian PM and make Malaysia a Christian nation. Islam is under threat from those DAP crusaders.
Bangsa – bloody greedy arrogant Chinese who will take over the country.
Raja – bloody DAP, so biadap to the Agong in having elections of mosque committee members without getting HM’s permission
But but but … all above three are not true; besides, the DAP is not even involved in the last.
Doesn’t matter and we (UMNO, Utusan etc) don't give a fig – it’s the perception of the Heartland that matters, and we UMNO intends to colour this perception kau kau.
But what about the UMNO denigration of the rulers in calling them robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs)? Ta apa lah, besides Melayu muda lupa.
What! You ask: How can they lie when they’re sprouting ‘agama’ at the same time?
Aiyoh, lying is just one of the lesser crimes they have committed, which has been why kaytee believes almost every leader in UMNO is virtually an atheist wakakaka.
But the clarion is still considered not good enough.
So what now?
From The Malaysian Insider - Bersih supporters nabbed for waging war against King, we get this news:
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’.
Deputy Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar was quoted by Astro Awani as saying today that remand orders would be applied for to detain the 30 activists under Section 122 of the Penal Code. The law was used to prosecute militant terrorist group Al Ma’unah who were involved in an audacious arms heist at an army camp in 2000 and a tense stand-off in the jungles of Perak in 2000.
Under Section 122 of the Penal Code ‘Whoever collects or attempts to collect men arms or ammunition or otherwise prepares to wage war with the intention of either waging or being prepared to wage war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or any of the Rulers or the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or abets the waging or the preparation of such war shall be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years and shall also be liable to fine’.
It is understood that the 30 activists were detained at the Sungai Dua toll plaza near Kepala Batas in Penang while on their way to attend a gathering in support of the Bersih rally planned for July 9.
Abdul Rahim said in Penang today that it was believed that the group was also trying to revive the communist ideology.
So they (not PSM but UMNO and its tool, the Police) have revived the old communist bogeyman.
Preposterous? Of course. Look, you, I, UMNO, Hisham, the Police, all know that it’s sheer utter bullsh*t.
But it’s for the consumption of the Heartland, not yours. A threat of communist revival will enhance the clarion call of ‘agama, bangsa dan raja’, to rally the Heartland to support UMNO.
[From UMNO to Heartland: Oh, by the way, can you all make that into a vote please, just leave the actual fighting to us; each of your vote for UMNO will be like a bullet for our army].