Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sultan Redundancy:Malaysia's First Step To A Republic ?

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What has been said before by certain quarters that Malaysia under Pakatan may see the country moving toward becoming a republic was dismissed by Pakatan leaders as absolute nonsense.

When a state ignored its sultan to grace an important state function, it's a clear sign that the government is showing disrespect to the sultan as head of state. 

Homage, was instead accorded to Anwar Ibrahim who has no high-ranking status in Selangor.

The Menteri Besar of Selangor Khalid Ibrahim should resign his position for showing disrespect and redundancy of the Sultan status as head of state.

The Sultan has expressed his displeasure.

Selangor Sultan questions state invite to Anwar for N-Day celeb

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — The Sultan of Selangor has questioned the state’s decision to invite Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to grace an official National Day celebration last week, a Malay daily reported today as controversy grows over the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government’s treatment of the palace. 
“His Royal Highness the Sultan finds it strange that in such a programme, Anwar, who is not part of the state government’s top leadership, was the guest-of-honour. 
“The PKR Opposition Leader also does not hold any official portfolio, except as the appointed State Economic Adviser,” Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, who is private secretary to Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, was reported by Sinar Harian as saying. 
“The convention is that if His Royal Highness is unable to attend the state government’s official programmes, the Mentri Besar replaces the Sultan to give speeches and so on. But, why was Anwar invited and gave a speech, when this was an official programme, not a political programme?” the palace official told the Malay daily. 
Mohamad was previously reported as saying that the Selangor Sultan was not invited or informed of the state-level celebrations. 
“Maybe the people will wonder why in an official programme, the Sultan did not appear, but Anwar became the guest of honor and came forward to speak,” he was quoted as saying. 
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had yesterday castigated the PR-led Selangor government for shutting out the state Ruler from its official National Day celebrations at Dataran Shah Alam last Thursday, suggesting that it placed greater importance on Anwar(picture)  who was only an economic adviser than the monarch. Read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tak dengar pun MB kena mengadap Tuanku?