KLANG, 13 Feb 2009: Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj is deeply saddened over the disputes relating to the recent Perak crisis that has led to offensive behaviour towards 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, here.
In a three-page statement, the Selangor Sultan 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.
“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.
Sultan Azlan appointed Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the new Perak Menteri Besar on 6 Feb 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, embattled 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 chairperson Karpal Singh had incurred the anger of many people following his intention to sue Sultan Azlan Shah on the matter. — Bernama