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The bare truth: Sultan Nazrin addressing the 159th meeting of the Perak Dewan Negara at Istana Iskandariah.
KUALA KANGSAR: Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, chairing his first meeting of the Perak Dewan Negara since ascending the throne, told its members to always tell him the truth “no matter how bitter it may be”.
“Do not tell me tales to send me into dreamland when the reality on the ground is something entirely different.
“Hopefully, members of Dewan Negara will help me in all sincerity and honesty so that I can discharge my responsibilities fairly and equitably,” he said in addressing the 159th meeting of the Perak Dewan Negara at Istana Iskandariah here yesterday.
Sultan Nazrin recalled that his late father, Sultan Azlan Shah, when addressing the 150th meeting of the Dewan Negara in March 2012, had said that the institution of the monarchy would remain relevant so long as it had the respect of the people.
He said Sultan Azlan, when receiving an honorary doctorate from Universiti Sains Malaysia as a judge in June 1980, also said that monarchies had fallen because they were ill-advised by palace officials.
Sultan Nazrin said his father had said that these advisers comprised those greedy for short-term gain for themselves and did not consider the interests of the people and country.
He said that a Ruler was defined by his wisdom as well as the justice and equality of his reign.
“A reign that is wise and just will be blessed by God, the country will be prosperous and the Ruler will be able to protect the people so that they can live in peace and harmony,” he said. — Bernama
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