KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Umno will hold a rally on Sunday (Dec 10) to defend and support Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, said its chief Tan Sri Noh Omar (pic).
"The rally will be held at Shah Alam, maybe in front of the Palace and subsequently at every Umno division and branch," he said.
The rally was called following posts by DAP's Datuk Zaid Ibrahim on Twitter and Facebook against the Selangor Ruler, which Noh described as "very rude".
"His statement against the Sultan was very rude. Who is he to try to warn the Sultan?
“He was just an unpopular politician, jumping from one political party to another," Noh Omar told a press conference at the Umno annual general assembly (AGM) 2017 media centre here on Wednesday.
"Zaid was trying to challenge the sovereignty of our Sultan," he said.
On social media, Zaid had said that the Ruler should be "careful" with his words and that everyone would be affected if "the country burns".
His tweets are believed to have been in response to the Sultan's statements in an exclusive interview with The Star.
In the interview, Sultan Sharafuddin had warned that the deliberate use of sensitive issues to fish for votes in the general election would destroy the country.
The Sultan said he did not wish to see politicians playing with matters of race, religion and other sensitive issues for political gain.
Noh Omar said Selangor Umno and non-governmental organisations in the state had already lodged police reports over Zaid's statement.
"We will ask the youths from NGOs to lodge police reports too so that Zaid will be investigated under the Sedition Act," he added.