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.