Conference of Rulers conveys appreciation for smooth transition of power in GE14

13-Jul-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Conference of Rulers expressed its appreciation to the various quarters who had played a role in ensuring that the 14th general Election (GE14) proceed in a calm and peaceful manner.

Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah, who chaired the first day of the 249th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara, said the voters had determined an election outcome that had changed the political landscape and opened a new chapter in the nation’s history.

“Alhamdulillah (Praise God), the transition of power took place in an orderly, calm and peaceful manner, proving that Malaysians are politically mature. The people of Malaysia showed to the world that democracy in this country is not only fertile, but has reached maturity,” he said.

“For the sake of the country’s future, efforts to restore the unity of the people should be approached by practicing a culture of democracy, upholding the spirit of inclusiveness that the victors do not win everything, and the losers do not lose all,” he said.

Sultan Nazrin said the conference this time also recorded its appreciation to many new faces who served as official advisers to the Rulers and the Yang di-Pertua Negeri.

“I welcome the presence of the Yang Amat Berhormat to the Conference of Rulers and congratulate them for being entrusted with helming their respective state governments.

“Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Raja Pemerintah Negeri and Yang di-Pertua Negeri, after careful study and being satisfied with the choices made by the majority of the voters, have fulfilled their responsibility by giving their consent to the appointment of the leaders of the state and its officials, at both Federal and state-level,” he said.

The Sultan said the Conference of Rulers is a unique and special forum where the constitutional monarchy system meets the institute of the ‘rakyat’, and where its affairs are conducted via ‘musyawarah’, and that not all the topics of discussion are made public.

The two-day meeting which began on Wednesday was attended by all the Malay Rulers except for the Sultans of Pahang and Kelantan.

The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, represented the Sultan of Pahang while the Regent of Kelantan, Dr Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra, represented the Sultan of Kelantan.

At the meeting, which began at 10.30am, the Malay Rulers were accompanied by the respective menteris besar while the Yang Dipertuas Negeri of Penang, Sabah and Melaka were accompanied by the respective chief ministers.

The Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, was accompanied by Sarawak deputy Chief minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.


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