RTM1 has a pantun segment every Wednesday around 820am to 830am.
I was ecstatic this morning when I saw the pantun transactions between phone-in callers who were:
Zack , and two others from Singapore;
two from Melaka, Wak Ali from Johor, one from Terengganu and one from the north (utara).
I learn something from watching the pantun-ing processes:
You do not need to phrase the message into a question in order to sell pantun.
All pantuns when uttered to a person is automatically a poetic invitation to response.
Because the power of indirectness in Southeast Asia does not require question mark to solicit response.
Here is one for all:
Pagi-pagi menonton tivi (tv),
Nampak segmen pantun-memantun;
Wahai semua pelajar yang berbudi,
Tolong berikan cikgu hadiah pantun.