KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Feb 2009: The Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth movement will organise a major gathering to show their loyalty to the Rulers at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on 19 Feb.
The gathering, beginning at 8pm, is not aimed at causing enmity with any group but is a positive move to unite the young generation in an organised manner and to express undivided support for the sovereignty of the Royalty and Constitutional Monarchy.
“The latest political scenario in the state of Perak has opened a new chapter in the country’s history. As such, the BN Youth movement is aware that the Royal Institution cannot be left alone to face such a crisis.
“It is due to this sense of responsibility that the gathering is being organised,” said Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in a statement today.
Various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) representing the numerous communities, professional and non-professional groups, political organisations, religious, welfare and martial arts groups were invited to participate, said Hishammuddin, who is also the BN Youth chairperson.
Various gatherings, including by the BN Youth movement, had been held following the refusal of former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his state exco line-up to resign immediately after being ordered to do so by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah on 5 Feb.
The situation was aggravated by the statement by DAP chairperson Karpal Singh who wanted to sue Sultan Azlan Shah for ordering Mohammad Nizar to step down as Perak menteri besar. But Karpal Singh yesterday announced that he would not sue the sultan. — Bernama