Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Allegiance as a Condition for Business

On Friday, April 19, Pahang Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (left) announced an additional condition for business permits and licences in the state: To pledge allegiance to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Sultan by showing unconditional respect and loyalty at all times. 

Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in the revocation of the businesses' permits and licences. 

The law had been made compulsory and quick as lightning, it took effect immediately. 

No explanation was given as to the method authorities will use to gauge the business operators' respect-loyalty towards the rulers prior to approving their permits and licences. 

Methinks, respect-loyalty comes only to those who deserve it, whether Kings or Governments. 

Notwithstanding, JRR Tolkien did say: “A King will have his way in his own hall, be it folly or wisdom”. Enough said. 

I was at the Kelab Shah Alam Selangor yesterday for my Toastmasters club meeting. Again, I delivered my speech – another CC #6 titled “Speaking in My Sleep”. 

It is really good to know that this particular Toastmasters club continue to see well-attended and even better, high-energy meetings that do not give boredom a chance to take root. And this takes place in a nurturing environment. 

I know the club president plays a big part in this. Clap, clap, clap for Safura Atan (left). You've earned my respect and my loyalty. Indeed, you're my Toastmaster of the Year.

Photos of last evening's meeting:

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