This is the proclamation from Sultan Ismail Petra dated November 27 saying that he is still the rightful ruler (of Kelantan) according to the Federal Constitution. It was distributed by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The press conference came after Sultan Muhammad V stripped him of two state awards last week. The Kelantan prince is a granduncle to the new ruler.
Saying that Tengku Ismail is still the legitimate sultan, the proclamation of the new sultan was against the law.
“I feel that there will be chaos as the king can be disposed of easily by the regent, which has king-like powers, so he disposes of the king even though the king is his father,” he claimed. “This is an unprecedented situation. If the king can be disposed of, what about the people?”
Kelantan, he added is having two sultans and it is the duty of the Federal Government and the Rulers Council to correct it before it 'explodes'.
"I am worried about what will happen when the Kelantan Sultan becomes the next Yang diPertuan Agong in about six years, after the Sultans of Terengganu and Kedah, if the dispute has not been resolved by then.
“I feel Umno should act to resolve the Kelantan palace conflict,” he said. “I also feel the state and federal governments should also act as the King’s position is safeguarded under the constitution.”
Tengku Razaleigh said that there were only three ways under the state constitution that a regent could succeed the king which is that the king dies, abdicates the throne or is absent from the state for more than 12 months without reasons acceptable to the Council of Succession.read more from Malaysian Insider... and Parpukari...