Valid criticism or simply being rude?

THERE are many Good Samaritans in Malaysia, and in a democracy we need them all. However, these Good Samaritans need to understand the value of the Malay proverb “buat baik berpada pada” (do good in moderation) and also the Prophet Muhammad’s lessons about respect due to a leader.

The Malays also have many proverbs dealing with how to respect an elder or a leader as well as reminders about “memijak kepala” (stepping on the head).

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