Rulers may have been ‘ill-advised’ on matter, says Ku Li

KUALA LUMPUR: The Conference of Rulers could have been “ill advised” on the Rome Statute, said Umno stalwart Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic).

“Perhaps they had been advised that it could have an effect which may be detrimental to their positions as heads of states or as rulers,” he said.

The Kelantan prince, fondly known as Ku Li, was speaking at the Parliament lobby.

The Gua Musang MP, however, refused to comment on the government’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute.

“As I said, it depends on the perspective you look at. If the government decided to withdraw the support for the ratification of the convention, I go along with that,” he said.

Razaleigh said the convention had been there for a considerable period of time.

“The government did not agree to ratify the convention although it was passed by the United Nations a long time ago,” he said.

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