Perak Sultan unhappy with those who disgrace Malaysia at international forums
I was in the Balai Rong Seri in the Istana when the Sultan stated this. I would like to repost his key points as published by The Star here: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/4/20/nation/6089403&sec=nation
KUALA KANGSAR: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah expressed regret at the actions of certain individuals and groups who disgraced their own country at international forums.
This, he said, gave an opportunity to outside powers to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.
“I call on the people to use their wisdom for the sake of the nation and not to be influenced by their emotion based on desire which would eventually be to the detriment of the country,” he said at the investiture and pledging of loyalty ceremony in conjunction with his 82nd birthday at Istana Iskandariah here yesterday.
Sultan Azlan Shah noted that all members, be it in Parliament or the state assembly, should respect the sanctity of the august House.
“Those who are called the Yang Berhormat should show exemplary behaviour,” he said.
“It is embarrassing that proceedings in the august House are done in an environment filled with shouts and abuses,” said Sultan Azlan Shah.
“It is also an insult to the assembly if members bring placards with degrading words and hurl abuse at each other,” he added.
At the same event, Raja Muda of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah said elements of ill-mannered behaviour by people in high positions and professions were not happening on the streets or in markets but in places that should be regarded highly and respected.
Dr Nazrin said courtesy was the key factor that determines the rise and fall of a country and its leaders.
“Politeness plays an important role in shaping a society let alone a prosperous and steady country,” he said.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said that the Barisan Nasional government would do its best to maintain peace and harmony in the state while continuing with its development.
Dr Zambry noted that he had during the March 31 state assembly, called on Pakatan Rakyat state assemblymen not to jeopardise the people’s welfare with their never-ending politicking.
At the investiture ceremony Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Almarhum Sultan Iskandar headed the list of 912 people conferred with awards and medals in conjunction with Sultan Azlan Shah’s birthday.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Teramat Dimulia (SPSA) which carries the title Datuk Seri Diraja.
No Pakatan state assemblymen were present during the ceremony.
When contacted, state DAP chairman and Sitiawan assemblyman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham said the Pakatan state assemblymen did not receive any invitations to the ceremony.
“We have been waiting for the invitations but none of us received any,” he said.
State secretary Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim could not be reached to verify Ngeh’s claim.