Tale of morality from 500 years ago

MANY believe the story of Raja Mendeliar and Kitul in Sejarah Melayu (The Malay Annals) was all about politics. In fact, their names are part of the political lexicon when people talk about betrayal and backstabbing.

What they did led to the assassination of Bendahara Seri Maharaja Tun Mutahir, a charismatic bendahara (equivalent to a prime minister today). As a result, the sultanate was weakened.

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