1MalaysiaMan's explanation in The Malaysian Insider today......
“Oh my God! This is culture we are talking about. If someone can say that culture is selling pride then I do not know what they are talking about."
“I am shocked that people can compare culture to pride,” he said.
The MIC information chief insisted that it was in Malaysian culture to show such acts of respect to the elders.
“Every child is taught to respect their elders. I was taught the same thing...”
“Kiss his hand? When did I kiss his hand? Show me where I did that,” he (Kamalanathan) exclaimed, looking miffed when asked at an unplanned press conference in Ladang Kerling near here (Kuala Kubu Bahru).
(My friend, Antares says 1MalaysiaMan wasn't lying. Really. A close analysis of the photo above reveals that he was actually kissing his own hand. However, for public relations purposes, he wanted his gesture to look like subservience to the arrogant mud-faced Umno warlord....)Niamah!!!