Saturday, February 11, 2012

Amuk, Malays, and Respect...

"Amok" or 'amuk' as known in Malay, is an English word which is specifically taken from Malays words, because we are of the few races in the world who is known to very tend to do it.

What is 'amuk'?
Oxford Dictionary define amok as;
"(in phrase run amok) behave uncontrollably and disruptively:"

And according to Wikipedia:
"Running amok, sometimes referred to as simply amok[1] (also spelled amuk, from the Malay meaning "mad with uncontrollable rage") is a term for a killing spree perpetrated by an individual out of rage or resentment over perceived mistreatment."

While Malays culture has a deep root of respecting, be courteous and nice to everyone, amuk simply happened when one who we treat nicely start to disrespect and becomes very RUDE.
As we also have the tendency to be very patience and holding back ourselves instead of scolding back when been insulted, but when the 'patience level' reach the maximum, that is when 'amuk' happened.

Hence, just a sincere reminder,

if not, you really don't want to know what will happened after the patience dry up....

(honestly, this is nothing personal)

peace~ =)

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