LETTER | It is downright humble, honest and touching to view a video clip of our queen sharing her sincere, heartfelt thoughts and feelings over how our Sabahans braved the storm to greet our royal couple on their maiden marathon road adventure.
Indeed what our royal family witnessed should silence our diabolic, divisive politicians for good.
For too long, we Malaysians, especially in Semanjanung, have cried out hopelessly and helplessly against politicians who continue to exploit the 3Rs (race, religion, and royalty) for political mileage.
Hiding behind the Federal Constitution such recalcitrant politicians have constantly used it against the three primary races in Semanjung - Malays, Chinese, and Indians.
The Sabahans themselves - a territory where none of our rulers resides and where even their palace is non-existent, have demonstrated undeniably that Malaysians love their monarch (including our trust in the sultans of the respective states we originate from).
However, trust, love and respect are intertwined and anchored on hope.
Today there is a singular hope that symbiotically connects East and West Malaysia.
That hope is to see a permanent end to racism. And a final blow to all forms of religious fanaticism, extremism and divisiveness.
All Malaysians love, trust, and respect our monarchy system. And so our hope has rightfully come to face in the direction of our rulers and the presiding Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
The message echoing from the Sabahans lining the highway in the rain and storm resonates through Malaysia.
All right-minded citizens will easily recognise and value our Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah who shared the video clip that genuinely says 'Malaysian Malaysia' is there to blossom for all citizens, king and country.
But our biggest enemy is the wayward politicians and politicians without a will and courage who exploit and prevent a united, fair, just progressive, caring, compassionate nation from rooting.
A salute to our brothers and sisters in Sabah.
Meanwhile perhaps the song 'Crying in the rain' may best encapsulate our hope.
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