Others have noted that respect is earned, not forced:

Some suggested there’s still one way to for Najib to earn their respect:

Others have simply questioned why Najib should be respected in the first place:

Some pointed out that the nation should come first, not its current leader:

Sarcasm was heavy in many of the posts:

Last month Malaysian police patrolled Twitter for drawings of the prime minister as a clown, after one artist’s drawing along that theme drew a warning from authorities—and sparked more such drawings and a hashtag of its own.

The prime minister’s team does not appear to have learned anything from that incident.

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