When I went to Alif Ba Ta prog last month, Dr Bakri also mentioned about this Batu belah thing. He said like how it is illogical for a mother to leave her kids just because of food. He said he once went to a school and asked for students’ opinion about this story, only a girl out of 40 students agreed with him that the mother should be blamed. Mind kita da dibentuk untuk menghormati org tua, which he thinks in this kind of story, it is illogical. The elders is not always right and that’s why org2 muda kena tegur. kot. Hasan and Hussein pon tegur org tua pasal how to take proper wudhu’ right?
My personal opinion, it is both. As for the kids, yes, you should always always put your parents first. It is very inappropriate to do such thing to your parents. and for Mak Tanjung, kids will always behave like they are. Takkan ngn budak2 pon nak gadoh kot Mak Tanjong? hahhahahahhaa
i guess the story should be continued: Mak Tanjung came back and punished her two selfish children. ^^ but i guess there are many things that we can learn from the original story – and the latest one. Both have sound reasons so i think both will benefit our children.