This old man is become more senile......he is starting to question the people's right , scholarship right and most of all his right........as he wanna more money from the corrupted government because he wanna to let his 3 generation eat and enjoy life like him!
He forgot the fundamental that he is rich by selling the Datukship to the Non-Malays! Tak Malu!
Perak Sultan: Don't question bumiputera rights to scholarship
IPOH: Any move which questions the interests of the Malays and Bumiputeras in terms of scholarships and places of study not only violates the fundamental provisions in the federal and state constitutions but also questions the sovereignty of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Malay rulers, Perak’s Sultan Azlan Shah said on Thursday.
He said Clause 2 of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution provided the Yang di Pertuan Agong with specific powers to safeguard the interests of the Malays as well as the Bumiputeras in Sabah and Sarawak in terms of scholarships and places of study.
He also said that Article 27 (b) (2) of the Perak State Constitution provided a similar responsibility to the Sultan of Perak.
“These matters enshrined in the Federal Constitution and the state constitution are agreements achieved collectively in the spirit of give and take and the spirit of understanding and respect among the leaders representing the interests of the various races at the time of negotiating the nation’s independence.
“The agreements were achieved among the leaders of the various races, the British government and also the Malay rulers,” he said at the opening of a Discourse on Knowledge at the Perak Islamic Administration Institute here.
Sultan Azlan Shah said the leaders of the country had the responsibility of politics and statesmanship to respect the fundamentals which formed the pillar of sovereignty of an independent nation as well as the fundamentals which formed the root of harmonious racial relations, fundamentals which were agreed upon at the time the nation was formulating the Merdeka constitution.
He said a deviation from the original spirit would surely raise anxiety and drag the nation into a situation of uncertainty.
“At the same time, the fundamentals of the agreement should not at all be abused at the implementation stage so as to make any race feel that it has been oppressed. “In accordance with the role of the throne as the source of justice, it is also the responsibility of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the rulers in every state to ensure that the legitimate interests of the other races are also safeguarded,“ he said.
The Sultan said practices which deviated from the principles of justice should not be allowed to take place because every legitimate citizen should be accorded appropriate justice.
Sultan Azlan Shah said people could usually think rationally if the basis of consideration was always founded on knowledge and any matter was interpreted objectively based on facts.
He said people who based their interpretations based on knowledge would be able to isolate themselves from sentimental and emotional influences and could differentiate between what was assumed to be fact and what was anticipated to happen.
“Knowledge becomes valuable if the knowledge gained from education can be practised in daily life. The real test of the mastery of knowledge is at the stage of application. People who are able to appreciate knowledge will see their mastery of knowledge at the application stage,” he said.
The Sultan said a knowledgeable person would display qualities of good behaviour and morality.
“Fifty years ago, when the country was still short of intellectuals and professionals, good behaviour and morality were a part of the culture of the society in the country; they were components emphasised in the process of education and delivery of knowledge, and were important elements to bring about stability,” he said.
Sultan Azlan Shah said the country today had a much bigger number of intellectuals and professionals but there were indications of a drop in the qualities of good behaviour and morality, the fifth principle of the Rukun Negara (National Ideology).
He said it seemed that priority was no longer given to good behaviour and morality today although knowledge institutions had sprouted in abundance.
“This seems to indicate that there is a gap between the growth of knowledge institutions and the appreciation of knowledge in practice in daily life, or there is a possibility of an imbalance between the delivery approach and the dissemination of knowledge which overemphasises the respective disciplines of study so much so that the components of good behaviour and morality are neglected,” he said.
The Sultan said knowledge mastered without a strong basis of good behaviour and morality could cause the downfall or destruction of the civilisation and social values of the local community.
“Hopefully, the components of good behaviour and morality are given importance and interlaced with wisdom by every individual and institution involved in knowledge activities,” he said. - Bernama