Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Perak Sultan: country still based on history, political evolution & spirit of nationalism of the Malays.

All extreme and excessive political actions must cease immediately for the sake of the country's well-being, Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah said.

He said the country's peace must not be sacrificed because of certain leaders' political ambitions.

He said this after receiving a memorandum from Gagasan Melayu Perak president Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Helmi Ismail, who pledged their loyalty to the Sultan at the Istana Iskandariah on Wednesday.

"The interest of the people who voted for the government needs to be given priority," he said.

Sultan Azlan said although Malaysia was a multi-racial country, the country was still based on the history, political evolution and spirit of nationalism of the Malays.

He stressed that the Malays needed an assurance to ensure their status as natives as enshrined in the Federal Constitution was not threatened.

He also said that the rights of other races are protected and acknowledged under the Constitution.

"It is the understanding and agreement under the social contract that enables the country to be successful, harmonious and stable," he said.