The month of April had just beginning and I can't get myself to update the blog as frequent as before. Thus, rather than update it daily, I will try to update it when I can get myself to online to the internet. The internet coverage in Sarawak rural area is not as good as in the urban area. So, lets us see what is our beloved rulers do in the first week of April. In North Malaya, the Penangites witnessed their Yang Dipertua Negeri (Head of State) sworn-in for another 2-year term. His Excellency Tun Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abas were reappointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Pulau Pinang effectively on 1st May 2013 until 1st May 2015. Accompanied the Head of State is his wife (or should I say the First Lady of Pulau Pinang?), The Honourable Toh Puan Hajah Majimor binti Sharif. Also present in the ceremony is the Chief Minister of Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng and wife, Betty Chew.
In the Federal Capital, the long awaited news finally arrived when the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak had meet an audience with His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah to advise the Supreme Ruler for the dissolution of the 12th Parliament of Malaysia. The mandate of the current government will ended on 28th April 2013. The Prime Minister had done his best waiting until his 4th anniversary as the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 3rd April 2013 to advise the Supreme Ruler to dissolve the Parliament. He also advised to the States Government of Malaysia to seek an audience with their respective Head of States to dissolved their respective State Assembly. Up until the date of dissolution of Parliament, the Negeri Sembilan had automatically dissolved when the mandate had ended on 28th March 2013. The State of Sarawak will not joins the General Election as their already have their State Election in 2011.
In the Southern Malaya, another news brought up when the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim resigned his position as the President of Johor State Football Association. His action in his official statement received a royal consent from his father, His Royal Highness Sultan Ibrahim of Johor. The Crown Prince also stated that in his capacity as the Crown Prince, it is really hard for him to manage the State Football Association which are bind with FAM rules and law. Thus, he will be acted as a Patron to the Association fitted his position as the Crown Prince. Previously, the Crown Prince had been penalized as been suspended as President for 6 months following his statement criticized the FAM.
picture from Bernama and Maharum Bugis Syah