Saturday 17 October 2015

Quickies : Sultan Johor.

  • Johor has every right to secede from Malaysia, says crown prince

    Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has warned that the state has every right to secede from the country if any of the terms in the agreement between Johor and the Federation of Malaya are breached. In an interview with sports website, the crown prince said that his views might be seen as instigating state-based...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Johor Sultan’s dream came true with ‘palace truck’

    Johor Sultan’s dream came true with ‘palace truck’

    MELBOURNE: Johor ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has achieved his dream when he took possession of the world’s most expensive Mack truck at a ceremony at King George Square in Brisbane’s central business district today. Pix taken from ABC News, Australia According to ABC News, the rig has some of the fanciest extras around, including a six-camera closed-circuit television system, two flat screen television sets, a stone-topped kitchen area, barbecue, double bed and seats with 72,000 stitches of gold thread. Pix taken from ABC News, Australia “I have always appreciated Australia’s engineering skills and have collected a few Holden cars over the years.

    New Straits Times

    steadyaku47 comment : 
    The above two news item says it all. The first one tells us about this son of a Sultan who talks about the right of Johor to secede from Malaysia because he considers it to be the best thing to do for the people of Johor. 
    The second story is that of his father the Sultan talking about his dream to take possession of the world's most expensive Mack truck when he already has 300 cars in his garage!
    An exercise in incongruity is it not?  
    You want to do what is best for your rakyat and yet you go spend what wealth you have not on your rakyat but on the world most expensive Mack truck in the world  ...and you already have 300 cars in your garage!  

    But go try and explain that to the son and his father and I can assure you that it will all be lost in translation...the translation to make them understand how his rakyat lives and how the Sultan lives . Worlds apart!  
    Of course if you think that having your Sultan own 300 cars and the most expensive Mack Truck in the world is the height of nobility and sophistication...then I am sure you will tell me to mind my own business and not tell your Sultan how to spend his money...and you will also asks me to go to hell! End of story!

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