Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The royalty must stay apolitical, says Karpal

The royalty in the country must stay apolitical, said DAP chairman Karpal Singh.
He said the tone of the statements made by Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan Tengku Mohammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra was an affront to the other races in the country.

“The other races acquired citizenship after Merdeka and are entitled to enjoy the rights and privileges that flow from that citizenship,” he said.

“It was not right for the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan 51 years later to descend to the political arena and make statements which are on the verge of sedition,” he said.

Meanwhile, Action Front for Malay Solidarity (BBPM) yesterday defended the speech by the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan.

BBPM chairman Osman Abu Bakar said that although in his speech the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan stressed that the special Malay privileges should not be disputed, the Tengku Mahkota did not ignore the interests and rights of the other ethnic groups.
“The Tengku Mahkota emphasised that he would not tolerate any form of injustice committed on the other races,” said Osman. – Bernama

tunku : again this kapal singh opps karpal talking nonsense.better rest, you are the one who is tired and stressed.the royalty got every rights to express their views, who are you to stop them from expressing their mean to say that they should just shut their mouth? they are the head of the states and the country.they are not there just for official functions and signing appointments.

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