Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Uphold the royal institution

(picture from Utusan)
HRH Sultan Azlan Shah and HRH Tuanku Bainun in his speech during the ceremony held at Iskandariah Palace

In conjunction of the Sultan of Perak 83rd Birthday Celebration, the Sultan of Perak, HRH Sultan Azlan Shah gave his consent to bestow the States Award and Honorary Titles in a ceremony held at Iskandariah Palace. In the ceremony, Sultan Azlan Shah has urges the citizens to not play up a sensitive issue such as racial and religious issue for political gains but adopt a political culture based on simplicity and unity. Thus, the Sultan urges all influential racial and religious leaders to plays a part in that respect. In his speech, His Royal Highness has ensured that the Monarchy fully understands the responsibility to be fair and equitable to all citizens and willing to help develop the best formula to ensure a harmonious relationship between race and religion remain secure.


In the same function, the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah has repeated his vowed to uphold the royal institution from any act of contempt. In his speech, the crown prince has stated that, as the State’s Protector, the royal institutions must stand firm to ensure the king remains above politics. Thus, it is the responsibilities of the reigning King to show to his citizens the importance of the royal institutions especially to become the role of check and balance in governance that centered on a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy.

Dr Zambry

Also in the same tune with the Raja Muda of Perak is the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir. He also vowed to fights any elements that will tarnish the dignity and sovereignty of the Malay Rulers. He said, the Malay Rulers who are recognized as the leader of Islam in the country must be respected and should never be refuted in any way. In the ceremony, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry received Darjah Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Amat Dimulia (SPSA) which bring the title ‘Datuk Seri Diraja’.



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