The racial polarisation in Malaysia got another boost with Raja Petra Kamarudin adding more fuel to the already raging fire online.
No stranger to controversy RPK, as he is known, tweeted some nasty stuffs on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He says there is a difference between the ‘well-bread’ ex-PM Najib Razak and the ‘son of an Indian immigrant like Dr Mahathir, adding the difference is glaring.
But Malaysian Twitter users showed their shock and disgust.
The difference between a well-bred person like Najib and the son of an Indian immigrant like Mahathir is very glaring when you compare how Najib does things. Najib has class while Mahathir is rude. That is why Mahathir is acceptable to Pakatan, whose DAP supporters are also rude.
— Raja Petra Kamarudin (@RajaPetra) May 27, 2019
RPK the difference between Dr Mahathir and Najib is glaring “when you compare how Najib does things. Najib has class while Mahathir is rude. That is why Mahathir is acceptable to Pakatan, whose DAP supporters are also rude.”
The Twitter users were incensed at RPK’s assertion and disgusted at his insinuation about Indian immigrants, some saying he profiled Indians as ‘rude’.
One threw the “rude” epithet right back at him. “Only a rude person make a rude statement like this,” wrote a netizen called Faizah.
Only a rude person make rude statement like this..
— Faizah (@Faizah_Abdul) May 27, 2019
Another netizen showed what he or she thought of RPK’s tweet by posting a GIF of a person defecating, with the caption, “For you, RPK…”
Other netizens called him out for pulling out the racism card yet again.
Insenuating negative connotations that the Indian migrant element has something to do with it suggests that your upbringing, regardless how privileged it would have been, still hasn't helped in developing a decent human being with class
— Bala Vijayasingam (@balaratnam81) May 27, 2019
Race again! 😣😣 Najib classly incompetent but Mahathir rudely straight to the point yo! 🙃🤣😂
— OK Bah! (@OkBahBorneo) May 27, 2019
So you're saying that the son of an Indian immigrant can't be a well-bred person?
— syarif (@syxxrif) May 27, 2019
Please tell me when racism became the embodiment of class again? I’d love to know how the universe delivered this ridiculous tweet to my feed.
— Eshaan Menon (@EshaanMenon) May 28, 2019
Others called RPK out, or made fun of him, due to the elitism in his tweet
Malaysia has to rise above this class snobbery if we are to further develop as a nation.
— Sim Tong (@sim_tong) May 27, 2019
Ha ha ha he well bred..Ha ha ha..well bred…Ha ha ha ha
— John baptist (@Johnbap06589332) May 27, 2019
One commenter challenged the blogger to come home to Malaysia and actually help the solve problems at home, since RPK is presently residing in England.
You want to make an impact come back to Malaysia do it from tanah air tercinta…not hiding in London amongst those who once conquered our lands and make us their subject. Come to the heart of things not hiding behind a laptop in London and making noise. You are such a shame.
— Syafiq Hamzah (@syafiqhamzahMBB) May 27, 2019
Come and say that in malaysian soil please. Anyway ko pose tak?
— Kartik (@kartikmanogar) May 28, 2019
Another wondered how much he got paid for having supported Mr Najib.
How much RPK received from that breed ?
— raajkanthan (@raajkanthan) May 27, 2019
The blogger’s comments seemed to have backfired, as some netizens started calling Mr Najib a “well-bred thief”
I'd rather have a crude straight son of an immigrant than a well bred thief as my leader.
— zaidil (@ketam47) May 27, 2019
I don't think I need the courts to rule on that. Fact, money went missing. Fact, Najib at the helm. Someone has to be accountable and responsible and its the rotten head of DSN.
— Michael Hunt (@fordlynxrs) May 27, 2019