KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's commitment to prioritising constitutional safeguards, multiculturalism, moderation and unity is truly commendable, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
The Malaysian Unity Foundation trustee said ensuring that the Selangor State government effectively serves its subjects was a testament to the Sultan's leadership.
"In a diverse and multicultural society like Malaysia, it's crucial to have rulers and leaders who promote unity and harmony among different communities.
"The Sultan's emphasis on multiculturalism not only fosters social cohesion but also contributes to the overall development and progress of the state.
"Furthermore, his strong belief in constitutional safeguards highlights his commitment to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of the people and the very principles outlined in our Rukun Negara. Such qualities are essential for a functioning democracy and a just society," he said in a statement on Sunday (Dec 10).
He was commenting on The Star's exclusive interview with the Sultan, where he touched on many issues, including the welfare of the people and bringing in more investment to the state.
"By actively engaging in the welfare of his subjects and working to ensure that the State government delivers on its promises, the Sultan of Selangor sets a great example for leaders everywhere.
"His dedication to service and his people-first approach should indeed be appreciated.
"Leaders like him make a significant difference in the lives of their citizens and contribute to a better future for all," he said.