Originally Posted by Vigilante
Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan
Kesetiaan Kepada Raja dan Negara
Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan
Let's dissect the Rukun Negara line-by-line by examining its implications if you disobey.
Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan - it's not in the law nor the Constitution. But if you question too loudly why Malaysia is a Muslim state (fundamentalist, according to Dr. M), you may end up in jail.
Kesetiaan Kepada Raja dan Negara - ok, you can be charged as an enemy combatant (or whatever else they term it) if you fight against Malaysia (like the terrorist who took up arms). In fact, Tun Salleh Abbas, former Lord President, was sacked by Mahathir on reason of insulting the King (but of course, the real reason is that he didn't support Mahathir during the 1988 UMNO crisis).
Keluhuran Perlembagaan & Kedaulatan Undang-undang - Well, you can not believe in the constitution and law, but if you're in legal trouble, too bad, you have to argue by the law. Otherwise, off to gaol you go.
Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan - Ahh, that depends, in fact it helps to not b e polite all the time. Maybe your teachers and parents may slap you for being rude, but being polite to everyone all the time guarantees that you will never rise to the top
. The reason being your ideas will often be challenge and defending them is crucial. Try being polite and defend your ideas and you'll often end up with a weak argument. Have you seen a top debater who is polite during debates?