AS EXPECTED, GUTLESS AZMIN WHO OWES HIS MB POST TO S’GOR SULTAN GROVELS INSTEAD OF MAKING A DIGNIFIED, REFORMIST STAND: ‘THE SULTAN IS ALWAYS WISE. THANK ALLAH THAT S’GOR HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH A SULTAN WHO IS SO CARING’

KUALA LUMPUR— Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s warning for politicians not to use race and religion as campaign fodder for the general election was a necessary reminder, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today.

The Selangor Ruler issued the warning in an interview with The Star newspaper last week, when he also criticised Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over a slur against the Bugis community.

“Your Highness’s guidance that no parties should play up sensitive issues is extremely appropriate, and must be respected and embraced by all,” Azmin said in his speech.

“The Sultan is always wise and puts the welfare of the public close to his heart. Thank Allah that Selangor has been blessed with a Sultan who is so caring.”

RELATED STORY: ‘FALSE REFORMIST’ AZMIN STICK HIS NECK OUT OVER ROYAL TWEET? STOP DREAMING – AZMIN ONLY TO HAPPY AT ZAID’S PREDICAMENT, WHY SHOULD HE HELP ZAID REPLACE HIM AS ‘SGOR MB?

BOMBSHELL – CLASSY DR MAHATHIR SETS THE TONE: IN SLAP TO S’GOR SULTAN, EX-PM VOLUNTARILY RETURNS ROYAL AWARDS AFTER RULER’S BARRAGE OF POLITICALLY-TINGED INSULTS – INDEED, DR M HAS NO NEED OF TITLES TO BOOST HIS LEGACY

ROYAL CHAOS ERUPTS UNDER NAJIB’S WEAK WATCH: SITI HASMAH THE NEXT TO RETURN SELANGOR ROYAL AWARDS AFTER SULTAN’S EXCESSIVE TIRADE AGAINST HER HUSBAND

In his speech in conjunction with the investiture ceremony for the sultan’s 72nd birthday, he also described the Malay Rulers as more than a symbolic institution, saying they played a vital role in ensuring unity among the country’s various communities as well as to defend the “social contract”.

Azmin went on to ask the Sultan’s forgiveness for any slights and failings as the state’s MB, noting that his mandate was about to expire.

Selangor’s polls are synchronised with the general election and will be called at the same time.

MALAY MAIL

.