Kurang Ajar And Kurang Di Ajar
Posted on February 16, 2009
KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN
KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA
KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN
We, her peoples, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:
BELIEF IN GOD
LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY
UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION
RULE OF LAW
GOOD BEHAVIOUR AND MORALITY
Kurang ajar is purely rude in Malay. Kurang di ajar maybe less educate. Let us not be kurang di ajar about our National Principles.
“The Rukunegara or sometimes Rukun Negara (Malay for “National Principles”) is the Malaysian declaration of national philosophy instituted by royal proclamation on Merdeka Day, 1970, in reaction to a serious race riot known as the May 13 Incident which occurred in 1969. The incident proved at that time that Malaysian racial balance and stability was fragile at best. Immediately thereafter, the Malaysian government sought ways to foster unity among Malaysians. One of the methods used to encourage unity is the Rukunegara. The Rukunegara was inspired in part by the Indonesian Pancasila, and like the Pancasila, is based on five guiding principles.” – Wikipedia.org.
The five guiding principles must be read together. In other words, we cannot uphold one principle and left behind the others. We are not given the liberty to choose which one we want or which one we do not want to follow.
Interestingly the second principle, Loyalty to the King and Country, is a combination of two principle, it is read together. You cannot take one and leave the other. You must be loyal to your King and your country. In laymen term this mean the King do not stand alone in the principle.
Secondly, the second principle came only after the first, which is Believe in God. Then it was immediately followed by Upholding the Constitution.
Upholding the Constitution is followed by Rule of Law and subsequently by Good Behaviour and Morality.
What will happen if one of the element within the 5 principles contradict with the rest of the elements.
Let us take an example, a person by the constitution is regards or appoint as the Head of The Islamic Religion but they themselves blatantly disobey the teaching of Islam. What happen next?
Let us take another example, a person is appoint by the constitution as the Head of the Country but they themselves contradict most of the principles that we were asked to read every morning during school assembly.
Should we the rakyat still remain loyal to such person?
The answer is no. Blatantly no because we have as the educated rakyat who knows how to read and write should know how to read all the principles thus obey it blindly.
And yes, we cannot be rude because one of the principle of being a Malaysian is Good Behaviour and Morality.
And if we take the first principle and the last principle and we read it together, Believe in God + Good Behaviour and Morality, it means we cannot take bribe, we cannot gamble, we cannot consume alcohol, we cannot whack people with golf club and slap a teacher when our son whack others with a hockey stick, we cannot not paying our loan and get angry when the Bank sue us, we cannot pawn our state in Black Jack Table etc etc.
Yes we cannot.
Let us uphold our Rukun Negara. Let us see what UMNO have to say about it!
Let us remember that it was UMNO who marched in the 90’s to reduce the immunity of the King and Sultan. It was UMNO who marched to install a new Sultan in Kelantan. It was UMNO man who seduced the Sultan’s princess and married her secretly without the knowledge of the Sultan.
It was UMNO men who call the King and The Sultan of Terengganu as Animal in March 2008. It was an UMNO man who said the Raja of Perlis cannot disobey his decision to appoint the Menteri Besar.
While I supported the reduction of the immunity of the King and Sultan, I disagree with the manner those UMNO hooligans takes the street and the airport taxiway to show their allegiance towards the decision.
I wonder if the Mat Taib and Annuar Musa take against the palace can be constructed as plainly rude and full of self-interest? For this I supported Karpal Singh if he continue wanting to sue the Sultan of Perak.