Forced respect for leaders

Mustafa K. Anuar

The arrests of individuals who expressed disdain towards Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor for his ‘body containers’ joke is seen by the public as an attempt by the authorities to curb ordinary Malaysians from exercising their freedom of expression and also holding leaders to account for their actions. – Facebook pic, August 12, 2021.

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar

The adage, respect must be earned, not demanded, is as relevant then as it is now, particularly in a social context where many leaders appear to think they are infallible and untouchable.

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  • There was a joke that going around WhatsApp yesterday that sound like this.

    If you're a Kedahan and lives outside Kedah and wanted to go home to Kedah legally which you cannot during this MCO , you can make a fun and criticise the Kedah Menteri Besar.

    The Police will come and pick you up early in the morning and drive you to Kedah for your statement. Free transport.

    Of course this is a joke....

    He.. He.. What a joke.

    Posted 2 months ago by DENGKI KE?

  • a joker MB from Kedah.. haha

    Posted 2 months ago by Noor Azhar Kamaruddin