Friday, February 13, 2009

Don't be rude, says Sultan Selangor

The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj is deeply saddened and disappointed over the disputes relating to the recent appointment of the new Perak state government to the extent of displaying rudeness to the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.

"Political developments, instances of street demonstrations and disputes between various parties, relating to the recent appointment of the new Perak state government, to the extent of displaying rudeness to the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, have saddened and disappointed me."

He said this in a special press statement entitled Affirmation Regarding the Political Turmoil in Perak Darul Ridzuan, which was released from Istana Alam Shah.

In a three-page statement, the Sultan of Selangor advised the people who challenged the rights, role and position of the Rulers, which were enshrined in the Federal Constitution, to think carefully and evaluate deeply the consequences before taking any action.

"I hereby wish to advise with the utmost sincerity by taking into consideration the future of the religion, Malaysian nation and our beloved country. Please do not be misled by actions and behaviours that will only disgrace our integrity, invite high risks to our process of progress, and eradicate the foundations of national sovereignty through the display of rudeness, treachery, arrogance, ignorance in knowledge and lust for power," the Sultan said.

Sultan Sharafuddin said the fact that the Sultan of Perak was his uncle and that both Royal families of the two states had a long-standing historical relationship added to his sadness and disappointment. He said he knew Sultan Azlan as a very knowledgeable person with vast experience in the legal service and judiciary, appropriate with his former position as the Lord President.

Sultan Azlan and his Royal family also had distinguished educational credentials and qualifications and were always sensitive to the needs of the people to the extent that most of his actions were based on a knowledge of culture, holistic considerations and principle of consensus with experts on the relevant issues, Sultan Sharafuddin said.

"What we have seen and (are) still seeing for the past week in Perak has prompted concern among those who care so much for their religion, race, country, stability, wellbeing, civilisation, security and our future together," he said.

"In light of this occurrence, we now know which is glass, which is diamond. In fact, we could now understand the truth inside those people who 'burn the net out of anger with the mosquito'," he said.

Sultan Azlan appointed Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the new Perak Menteri Besar on Feb 6 when the coalition government comprising the DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and PAS lost the majority in the State Legislative Assembly, and this had caused dissatisfaction among the leaders and supporters of the coalition.

As a result, supporters of the coalition held street demonstrations near Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar to the extent of obstructing the car of the Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah.

In addition, former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was reported to have disagreed with the Sultan of Perak when his request for the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly did not get the Royal consent while DAP chairman Karpal Singh had incurred the anger of many people following his intention to sue Sultan Azlan Shah on the matter.
Sultan Selangor said the increasingly worrying situation at the global and regional levels warranted the people to strengthen unity despite their differing viewpoints.

"There are times when we can retract statements that were wrongly said, but these are precarious times where wrongful action can lead to disastrous consequences.

"I pray to Allah the Almighty to place us in his loving care, and continue to shower us with a clear heart, peaceful soul, wiser thoughts, easier path, the right actions, harmonious relationship and strong self-belief to manage the country togehter in facing future progress of our nation," the Sultan of Selangor said. - BERNAMA

8 comments:

ADIK, UM said...

bang,
yang menentang raja-raja sekarang ini kebanyakannya orang melayu, orang kita sendiri.

apa agaknya akan jadi jika tidak ada lagi raja melayu di negara ni?

harap mereka yang terbabit dapat menjawabnya!

GURU NANAK said...

bro. i just want to say one thing. to those out there, plse stop all this nonsense and concentrate on our ailing economy!

Anonymous said...

Betul-betul..
Orang melayu sendiri(UMNO) yang telah merosakkan institusi beraja..
Sebagai contoh...pernah terjadi di Perak dulu...dalam buku sejarah sekolah pun xpenah cerita..

http://www.marhaendaily.net/v1/mar_a_meor01.html

Anonymous said...

we should be ashamed of ourselves as everything in the country now is bound to go to high court.

the next thing we know, our neighbour would take us to court for whacking his dog or cat.

Anonymous said...

PERSETANKAN KARPAL LAHANAT TU! DIA INGAT NI BAPAK DIA PUNYA UNDANG-UNDANG.

PATUT LA DIA SEPARUH LUMPUH! BUDDHA PUN TAK IZINKAN PERBUATAN DIA!

si pitak said...

bro,
we need to find an amicable solution to this karpal-sultan issue. both are law experts. if we prolong this, it will become a time-bomb and will explode in our faces.

LOW, kepong said...

saya tidak salahkan karpal. mungkin ada 'loophole' dalam undang-undang yang ada. sebagai peguam veteran, beliau sendiri yang nampak ada 'lubang' untuk mengheret sultan ke mahkamah.

cuma yang tidak enaknya ialah, orang melayu makin marah dengan karpal kerana dianggap menghina sultan perak.

apa salahnya diadakan pertemuan di antara pihak berwajib dengan karpal dan istana perak untuk menjernihkan keadaan? kita tidak mahu isu ini menjadi punca keretakan hubungan kaum di negara ini.

Anonymous said...

Karpal berbicara mengikut lunas ilmu guamannya. Apakah ianya menjadi satu kesalahan apabila ia berfikir bahawa itu adalah haknya untuk mempertikaikan sesuatu yang difikirkan tidak pada tempatnya? Orang melayu mudah sangat dengan sentimen tercabarnya. Inilah yang menjadi rusaknya akidah pemikiran melayu dalam konteks menjunjung undang-undang dan perlembagaan. Tidak dapat kita nafikan bahawa sejak lampau lagi orang-orang melayu telah menjadi benteng kedaulatan kepada raja-raja, dan semangat seperti ini seharusnya kita juangkan mengikut lunas-lunas lojiknya yang mana harus dipertahankan. Kalau yang adil sewajarnya kita junjung dan kita tatahkan kegemilangannya, tapi yang tidak terasa adil oleh kita biarlah diperbincangkan dengan cara berethika. Cuma yang tidak dapat kita nafikan bahawa wujudnya jenis melayu yang pandai bersentimen dengan kata-kata, akhirnya wujud perpecahan demi perpecahan. Kalau dah terlerai agak rumit juga untuk disatukan!