Maximising Murka

In his obsession to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak with the strategy of demonisation, Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad angered HRH Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor by calling “Bugis are pirates, pillages and robbers”.

NST story:

Selangor Council of the Royal Court secretary Hanafisah Jais said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah met with the royal council yesterday, adding that he viewed the former prime minister’s statement with grave concern and disappointment. FILE PIC

SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor is incensed with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his derogatory remarks against the Bugis community.

In a statement, Selangor Council of the Royal Court secretary Hanafisah Jais said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah met with the royal council today, adding that he viewed the former prime minister’s statement with grave concern and disappointment.

She said the members of the council, after meeting the ruler, were of the view that a sedition probe against Dr Mahathir was warranted.

Hanafisah said Dr Mahathir’s statement, delivered at the Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptokrasi rally organised by Pakatan Harapan in Petaling Jaya on Oct 14, was aimed at inciting hatred, feelings of insult and other negative perceptions against the Bugis community by calling them pirates, robbers and criminals.

“The Selangor Council of the Royal Court deems the speech extreme and could spark hate and prejudice against the Bugis, causing riots and chaos.”

Hanafisah said Dr Mahathir had also directly insulted the genealogy and ancestry of the Selangor Sultanate as its lineage is Bugis.

“History has proven that the Selangor Sultanate came from Bugis ancestors, who were warriors and had fought and defended the religion and peace across the Malay archipelago.

“Dr Mahathir as a former prime minister who had governed the country for 22 years should have been more cautious about his remarks, and should be more knowledgeable about the history of the Bugis,” she said.

Hanafisah said Sultan Sharafuddin reminded the public, especially politicians, not to make use race and ancestry issues as political tools as this could undermine the harmony and unity of the people.

Dr Mahathir has come under fire — both at home and abroad — for the remarks he made at the rally when he said Malaysia had a leader who descended from “Bugis pirates”.

Several police reports have been lodged over the issue as the Bugis community in Malaysia took offence.

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HRH Sultan Selangor met the Selangor Royal Council to express his anger and a statement issued by the Selangor Royal Council demanded Dr. Mahathir be investigated for sedition.

His desperation to go deeper into gutter politics in name-calling only demonstrates of his frustration to grow the support for Prime Minister Najib haters, despite getting organised with own party and Opposition pact.

In the strategy of demonisation by sowing hatred, Dr. Mahathir made himself a persona-non-grata to HRH Rulers.

Sultan Ibrahim of Johor openly dressed Dr. Mahathir down in his titah. As a former Prime Minister, Statesman and beholder of SMN and SSM (the highest order for civilian), he has no longer been included in Istana Negara ceremonies, beginning the installation of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XV.

18 months ago after launching the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’, Dr. Mahathir went so low and told in a session with his supporters that “The Agong is under ‘House Arrest'” after then SPB YDP Agong XIV Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim did not grant him the audience at the pace he wanted, to present his “Petition of 1.4 million signatures”.

As part of his his sales pitch for the rakyat to sign his ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ petition, Dr. Mahathir hoodwinked by saying that the petition would be presented to the Council of Rulers as part of the initiative to push Prime Minister Najib out of power.

This is definitely a low-blow landmark former longest serving to be requested by the Palace to be investigated for sedition.

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