Constitution must be respected, says Kelantan Sultan

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  • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009

KOTA BARU: The Sultan of Kelantan, Tuanku Ismail Petra Sultan Yahya Petra has called on the people to respect the Constitution and understand the principles of the Rukunegara.

He said all races must appreciate the social contract which had been agreed upon for so long.

“This is crucial to ensure continued peace and harmony in the country,” he said when delivering his speech in conjunction with his 59th birthday celebration at the Istana Balai Besar, here yesterday.

The Sultan said everyone must act according to the law and any interpretation of the law should be left to those who were truly responsible or authorised.

Also present at the ceremony were the Raja Perempuan Kelan-tan Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Mahkota Kelantan Tengku Mohamad Faris Petra, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and other state dignitaries.

A total of 102 people received state awards and medals at the ceremony.

Heading the list of recipients was Minister in the Prime Minis-ter’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the sole recipient of the Ahli Yang Kehor-mat Yang Pertama (Seri Paduka) Bagi Darjah Kebesaran Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (SJMK) award. — Bernama

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