Rulers, like all Malaysian citizens, bound by constitution, says G25

Last week, Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar warned 'certain quarters' not to interfere in the state's affairs, after the prime minister said the power to appoint the menteri besar lies with the ruling party, and not the ruler. – Facebook pic, April 15, 2019.

THE days when Malay rulers’ commands must be obeyed at all costs are long gone, said G25, following the war of words between Putrajaya and the Johor royalty over the state’s menteri besar issue.

The civil group, comprising influential Malays, said royals, like all Malaysian citizens, are bound by the federal and state constitutions, and cannot act as they please.

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