One Cannot Teach Old Dogs New Tricks

The response of Former Minister of Information and recipient of MPI Tokoh Wartawan Negara 2006 Tan Sri Zainuddin “Zam” Maidin to our story is why there is an idiom, “One can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.

It is clear he completely unable to comprehend what the story is about.

It is us not upto us to teach him comprehension, nor how to read. Especially at this point of time. However, probably it is wise for Zam to be reminded that his gutter tweet about the tragedy in Mahmoodiah is very hurtful.

In his gutter cyber lash against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, Zam should also be seen as insinuating against HRH Sultan Johor Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

It is because this happened “In the era of Najib”. Coincidentally, it is also the era after HRH Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim ascended as the Sultan Johor.

It is tragedy which Zam tried to lowly capitalise for the notion of sowing hate politics towards Prime Minister Najib. That is utter gutter politics unbecoming of him, a man of that stature, despite his attempts to explain it is not.


Instead of lashing against Datuk Rocky and us, Zam should take the opportunity to apologise to the parents and families of the teenagers involved in the tragedy. Not forgetting the tragedy of Sultan Aminah Hospital, which Zam also used to swipe in his gutter politics using cybersphere.

He should also unreservedly apologise to HRH Sultan Johor, who was very quick in demonstrating his compassion as a Ruler. HRH Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim is very saddened for both tragedies and shared the pain of his subjects.

Even though Zam is old and probably unable to learn new tricks, it is never to late to show him proper ethics and moral values. More over, a recipient of ‘Tokoh Wartawan Negara 2006’.

May Allah SWT open his heart and accept what he did was wrong and hurting a nation  grieving for both tragedies, is worth all his effort to repent and beg for forgiveness.

Published in: on February 26, 2017 at 00:30  Comments (3)  

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  1. The true Zam finally reared his ugly head. No more and no less, Zam is no different than Mahathir.

    Though gained some respect for long years in their career and public presence, pariahs cannot resist revealing their lower social pedigree in their late age.

    These mamaks brought themselves socially lower than the economically lower class Mamak roti canai seller. At least, the roti canai seller is loved by his customer for providing food. The more friendly and charitable one could be the love by their the community.

  2. Keling Karam ni marbahaya!

    Sejarah dah menunjukkan peranan mereka mengadu domba dan menjatuhkan Kesultanan Melayu.

    Walaupun Zam ni nampak bodoh dan kemungkinan memang pun bodoh, ada kebarangkalian dia digunakan sebagai Kuda Trojan oleh Keling Kelentong lain untuk menggugatkan kestabilan orang Melayu.

    Maklumlah, kuasa pada orang Melayu.

    Puak Keling Kelentong dan Keling Karam ni minoriti yang sebenarnya subset minoriti. Tapi serupa Yahudi, cuba menguasai Malaysia melalui proksi.

  3. Tragedi ini akan menghantui Istana Johor.

    Apakah sudah ketara kasta darjat orang kaya orang miskin?

    Eloklah BN kurang sedikit kuasa di Johor selepas PRU14.

    Belum bicara lagi budak berbasikal sudah bersalah? Ini tak adil!!!

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