“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” Malaysians React To Khairy’s Sacking From Umno
Khairy Jamaluddin confirmed the news of his sacking from Umno on Twitter and netizens noticed he used a slogan which appeared in Game of Thrones.
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Khairy Jamaluddin confirmed his sacking from Umno with a tweet at 12.23am on 28 January 2023.
I was fired tonight by a party that I loved and gave my loyalty. Unbowed, unbent, unbroken.Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted.
Malam ini saya dipecat oleh parti yang saya sayang, yang saya berikan kesetiaan. Unbowed, unbent, unbroken.— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) January 27, 2023
According to Malaysiakini, an Umno source said Khairy was let go due to his aspirations to “clean up” the party as it’s deemed an open attack on Umno.
The source added that Khairy’s sacking wasn’t due to his objections about Umno presidency being uncontested but for a speech he made during the 15th general election (GE15).
During GE15, Khairy was sent to contest for the Sungai Buloh parliamentary seat and he gave a speech about being a reformist in a party that had gone astray while campaigning.
Khairy was among the many “sacrifices” in Umno’s Supreme Council meeting yesterday. So far, some of the Umno members slapped with a six-year suspension order are:
- Selangor Umno liaison chief Tan Sri Noh Omar (requested to be sacked upon receiving news of suspension)
- Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein
- Datuk Dr Fathul Bari
- Shahril Hamdan
- Maulizan Bujang
- Datuk Salim Sharif
READ MORE: What Happened At Umno’s Supreme Council Meeting Tonight? Khairy, Noh Sacked
Reactions from netizens
Netizens had various reactions to Khairy’s tweet, especially the motto he used at the end: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
A netizen, who evidently watched Game of Thrones, pointed out that the motto was used by House Martell, which ultimately perished in the show.
Some members of House Martell are also known as the Sand Snakes, so a few netizens think it’s fitting since they alluded that Khairy was a snake and an opportunist from the beginning.
Another netizen claimed that Khairy still showed no substance to the end of his political run and only showed rhetoric, a stolen slogan, and drama.
Despite the criticisms, some supporters acknowledged that Khairy had given his all to the party and encouraged him to stay motivated to help others.
They advised him not to hop parties but to rest from the political arena for a while before returning.
Since he was sacked from Umno, Khairy has technically moved on and netizens noticed the change he made a while back in his Twitter bio which said: Negeri Sembilan Bicycle Racing Association president.
READ MORE: Khairy Wants To Be PM Someday, But He’s Had His Share Of Controversies
“Unbowed, unbent, unbroken” tu bukan motto for House Martell in #GameOfThrones ke? The one that ended up being completely wioed out…— Nads #CovidIsNotOver (@NadsMarhaen) January 27, 2023
Oh, wait. 😬
The sand snake 🐍 apt.— therealsunarpu (@therealsunarpu) January 27, 2023
Jadi naib ketua pemuda tanpa bertanding, menang jawatan ketua pemuda diselubungi isu rasuah, jadi kaya raya gunakan bapak mertua sebagai payung, tetiba unbowed, unbent, unbroken. Till the end, still no substance – hanya rhetoric, slogan ciplak dan drama.— Endie (@The_Endie) January 27, 2023
Stay strong bro! You will survive this for sure. You have proven track record! pic.twitter.com/i1g1j1rL91— M Dahlan M Noor (@DahlanNoor) January 27, 2023
During your time of service, you have given your all. They know it is true, and they can’t deny it. I know you tried your hardest, even if you’re not perfect. Stay motivated by the support of others. Keep rooting on you sir KJ— Mell (@shesnotexist) January 27, 2023
Jangan lompat parti KJ. Berehatlah dulu dalam dunia politik seperti mana Tun Dr Mahathir selepas dipecat oleh Tunku Abdul Rahman & dipanggil semula oleh Tun Abdul Razak. Buat masa ni kita layan perbicaraan mahkamah ahli politik & drama kabinet² menteri sekarang ni.— Mohd Faiz (@Mohdfaiz13) January 27, 2023
Rest for now. Then appeal. And come back. Learn to tow the line. That’s what’s needed in umno. You got what it takes.— Umie pesan (@rosetamj) January 27, 2023
A man may die, nations may rise & fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas hv endurance without death & you’ve those good ones! Stay strong YB! Politics are almost as exciting as war & quite as dangerous. In war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times -Winston Churchill— Elly 💕 (@ellysukatido) January 27, 2023
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