The past weekend has been chaotic for most Malaysians, mainly because Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin decided to request a state of emergency be put into place by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah.
Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah rejected the request yesterday and even reminded all politicians to immediately put a stop to all forms of politicking that could disrupt the stability of the country, according to a statement by Istana Negara.
Malaysians reacted swiftly in praising the King’s decision with the hashtag #DaulatTuanku, or long live the King, trending on Twitter following the royal proclamation.
But what caught everyone’s attention was the fact that just hours after Sultan Abdullah made the decision, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah posted a picture of an illustrated lion with the quote, “A King Isn’t Born. He Is Made”. The queen shared it to her 908,000 followers using her official IG account @airtangan_tunkuazizah.
Take a look:
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What’s interesting is the picture has two panels, one showing the front of the lion, presenting the majestic beast as the confident leader of the pride as it’s known to be. The other panel shows the back of the lion with arrows and blades sticking out of it.
Although the queen did not post any statement along with the photo, except for “Deep <3”, many speculated that the picture had a deeper meaning in regards to the whole darurat issue and while some insisted that the monarchy is made of people who are “born into royalty”.
The Queen replied gracefully. Check it out: