By Danial Dzulkifly
SHAH ALAM, July 13 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) should apologise for the alleged “rude, improper and impudent” remarks made by Kedah Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor against the Sultan of Selangor.
In a statement today, the Selangor MB’s political secretary, Juwairiya Zulkifli, said Sanusi’s actions do not reflect the proper etiquette of the Malays towards the rulers.
“I call upon PN to immediately issue an apology and refrain from involving the Selangor ruler in any of its state election campaigns or political ceramah (public speeches).
“The royal institution is a sovereign entity and should not be entangled with baseless accusations merely for the sake of garnering votes,” she said.
Juwairiya also noted a reminder issued by the state ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj on June 19, urging candidates in the upcoming election to refrain from using racial, religious, or royal sentiments for political gain.
“The rude actions, as displayed by PN and Sanusi, have no place in Selangor,” she said.
In a recent ceramah in Selayang, Sanusi appeared to question Sultan Sharafuddin’s credibility in appointing Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari as the Selangor MB.
Based on a viral video clip, Sanusi was heard saying: “Such is the greatness of the Kedah Sultan. Just look at its MB. A Sultan as great as him would never appoint a lousy MB like Amirudin”.
During a campaign ceramah last night, Amirudin similarly lambasted Sanusi for bringing the Selangor ruler into his political speeches.
The Selangor Harapan chairman also accused the PAS leader of resorting to playing on sentiments when confronted with facts and data.