Monarchy will be upheld, Anwar tells royals

Zulkifli Sulong

Anwar Ibrahim says the constitutional monarch will not lose power under the Pakatan government. – EPA pic, June 3, 2018.

ANWAR Ibrahim said that he had been visiting Malay rulers to debunk the notion that the new Pakatan Harapan government did not respect the royal institution.

The de facto PKR leader said he assured the sultans during these courtesy calls that the ruling coalition was not under the thumb of Chinese-majority DAP that was part of the coalition.‎

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    Reading this article I see no issue of Anwar trying to undermine Tun. He was invited (not that he asked for it) to meet the royalties and he obliged out of courtesy. Any politician would have done it out of respect for the royalties. He did explain a few matters to the royalties to assure them that their position will not be undermined by the new government. Fair enough, as some royalties are worried that their position will be eroded with Tun coming into power. The scar of the old wound is still there. Umno and PAS are playing this wild card out of desperation.

    My fair conclusion: Nothing sinister on Anwar's part.

    Posted 3 years ago by Ken destino

  • I think most Malaysian wishes to see the continuity of the Malay Rulers. But it would be the Rulers themselves who will be their own biggest threat - if they interfere or perceived to be interfering with politic. The latest being the alleged delay in appointing Mahatir as the PM and offering the PM post to Wan Azizah.

    Posted 3 years ago by Chris Ng

  • 'I told them not to worry because the government was not under DAP, and there were no attempts to eliminate the power of the rulers,...' you don't tell me that you think they are all that stupid..?

    Posted 3 years ago by Rosli khan

  • please go and tell the Rulers and the Agong, if they continue to act like delaying the good work of the people elected government, so please don't blame the people for having the thought which i think they are testing you and see whether they can try to sabo or not what PH government is trying to clean up the mess, if they really care about the country in dire financial problem, they should also donate their wealth to save the coutnry, if not may i suggest the media, in future, please stop publishing how caring they are during their birthday

    Posted 3 years ago by Ken Toh