Daulat Tuanku

“Stop the madness, I say!”

That’s the essential message coming from the royal palace. Our constitutional monarch, who rarely intervenes in the daily affairs of the people, finally spoke up yesterday in an official statement that basically told everyone to stop the madness.

Hakikatnya, demonstrasi jalanan banyak membawa keburukan daripada kebaikan walaupun niat asalnya baik.

Unlike the government, our constitutional monarch refrained from calling the street rally an illegal one and acknowledged that the original objectives were good ones while expressing doubts on that the ultimate outcome may not be a good one if people take to the streets.

Personally, I think that the king’s statement is a logical and sensible one. The royal palace wants everyone to talk. However, our IGP has already slammed the door shut on all negotiations. Knowing how the police works, I doubt that they will heed the advice from the palace.

Our PM has generously offered the use of a stadium to hold the rally but unfortunately, I doubt that there is a stadium big enough to hold everyone since there are indications that there might be more than 100,000 people on the streets this weekend.

I wonder how things in the country will be like come Sunday morning.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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