Pic of Anwar shedding tears on shoulders of outgoing Agong evoke 1,001 emotions among netizens

An observant netizen recalled that yesterday (Jan 30) was the third time she spotted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PMX) with teary eyes. That was during the occasion of sending off and bidding farewell to the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

“Only three times I saw him (PMX) shedding tears … (i) when his mother died; (ii) when he visited the late Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (former Domestic Trade and Costs of Living minister); and (iii) as captured by this picture,” commented netizen Faii Ruzz on PMX’s Facebook page.

Tenno HangNawa contended that it was never easy to watch PMX weeping like this. “He has gotten beaten up, betrayed … he even remains cool when people insulted him. But this one is really different.

Netizen Chad Syazwan paid tribute to Sultan Abdullah for paving the way for Anwar to be appointed as PMX. “Alhamdulillah, thank you Tuanku Sultan Pahang. We love you,” he shared.

Siang Meng described PMX’s tears as a sign of gratitude on behalf of “all Malaysians for the contribution of the YDPA and his Permaisuri (Queen) to our beloved country. ❤️”

“It is very difficult to see PMX shed tears. No matter how many times he went to jail, he still spots a smiling face during his trial. He never cried despite thousands of times being insulted on TV. But he shed tears this time around,” noted Muhammad Muzhaffar-muja.

Honestly speaking, Mazlina Azmi revealed that she initially “had a preconceived notion that Tuanku would not support Anwar to become PM”.

“But God knows better and indeed Tuanku is a wise man who is capable of judging between diamond and glass,” quipped the netizen.

Whatever said and done, there is a saying that one man’s meat is another man’s poison as pointed out by Zainol Azmi @ MJ (@zainol_azmi). “Let’s wait and see what’s the view of the walaun (hardcore PAS supporters) is … Usually they see things differently from normal people 🤣🤣🤣.” – Jan 31, 2024

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