Latest: "Saya tidak kisah gelaran ini ditarik balik. Saya pun tak pakai kecuali ke istana. Ke Parlimen pun saya tak pakai. Ramai orang dah lupa saya diberi anugerah ini 30 tahun lalu. Jadi, tak apalah dia ambil balik...
"Perlantikan sultan baru dibuat bercanggah dengan undang-undang yang ada. Dalam peruntukan yang ada, seorang raja baru boleh dilantik jika raja yang ada mangkat, melepaskan jawatan atau meninggalkan negerinya tanpa sebab lebih 12 bulan...
"Ini episod tidak baik dalam sejarah negara apabila seorang sultan dilucutkan jawatannya tanpa sebab munasabah... apa lagi dibuat oleh anak terhadap bapa... Perlantikan ini juga boleh menyebabkan huru-hara (bukan saja) di negeri (Kelantan) malah di seluruh negara..." said Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today (read Ku Li calls for serious attention to Palace crisis).
As expected, the new Sultan of Kelantan has stripped Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah of his DK (Darjah Kerabat) title which was bestowed by Almarhum Tengku Yahya Petra.
Fresh from performing his Haj in Mecca, Sultan Muhammad V is flexing more muscles than expected, and the rakyat of Kelantan are beginning to question all his moves. Looks like nobody can say 'no' or objecting any of his decisions.
His parents are being treated like a 'Quran buruk'. He didnt visit them during Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Haji and neither did he seek blessing before going to Mecca. Its all about power - a total corporate and legalistic entity, meaning whatever he says is a rule.
Withdrawing the Darjah Kerabat yang Amat Dihormati (DK) (Al-Yunusi) title and Ahli Yang Pertama (Seri Paduka) Bagi Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (SPMK) Al-Muhammadi I) from Tengku Razaleigh (here) was a move to cut Ku Li's relation with the Palace as the latter was involved in the power tussle between the Sultan and his younger brother Tengku Fakhry.
Fakhry was also stripped of his Tengku Temenggong tittle last two months.
Also stripped of his title is Dr Yaacob Hussain Merican, 72. His Ahli Yang Kedua (Dato' Paduka) bagi darjah Kebesaran Jiwa Mahkota Yang Amat Mulia (DJMK) (Al-Ismaili I) was withdrawn effective Dec 2. His appointment as a Justice of Peace (JP) is also withdrawn.
What's next? Will the Kelantan state constitution be further amended to give the Palace and the Sultan more power? I dont blame the Sultan for being such a character. I would rather blame the advisers around him as they are the ones who are really 'power craze!'
I would suggest for a new Act be introduced - any Kelantanese who is against the Sultan or making any adverse statement about him should be beheaded! Kelantan is going back to feudal!
"Raja adil raja disembah, raja zalim raja disanggah!"