Minister: Public must know the role of Malay Rulers

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 21 Apr 2019

MELAKA: The rakyat must be given a clear understanding of the position of the Malay Rulers, which has been enshrined in the Federal Constitution, to ensure that they do not insult the institution, said Min­ister in the Prime Minister’s Dep­­art­ment Senator P. Waytha Moorthy.

He said the people need to know the role of the King and Malay Rulers to have a better understanding to maintain peace and harmony.

“The public must understand their constitutional position, so we need to further improve outreach programmes to educate people about the constitutional provisions that gives a special position to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and also the Malay Rulers in the country.

“No one should raise any issue (related to the constitution) which can hurt the Rulers,” he said after launching the Southern Zone Resi­dents Association (Melaka and Johor) Unity Gathering 2019 in Ayer Keroh here yesterday.

Earlier in his speech, he said there was a need for Rukun Tetan­g­ga (neighbourhood watch) and residents’ associations (RAs) to use the social media network as a platform to disseminate information.

“If you’re not sure, do not share (information) and the RTs and the RAs can advise residents in their areas to stop spreading fake news,’ he said. — Bernama

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