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Selangor sultan reprimands use of abusive language during campaign

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah says the rudeness of such people has 'gone beyond the limits and values ​​of Muslims and the Malays'.

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Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah speaks at Istana Alam Shah in Klang, accompanied by Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Aug 21. Photo: Bernama
Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah speaks at Istana Alam Shah in Klang, accompanied by Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Aug 21. Photo: Bernama

Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah yesterday reprimanded community groups, politicians and political party leaders who used abusive and foul language including dragging in the royal institution during their political campaign.

Sultan Sharafuddin said the situation showed their sense of respect for the royal institution had eroded as the Malay rulers have been a protective umbrella for Muslims, the Malays and other races.

"Their rudeness has gone beyond the limits and values ​​of Muslims and the Malays that are often preserved. Remember, don’t think that just because you are popular among the people, you can belittle those who do not agree with your political beliefs.

"... and to the point of coming to Selangor to hurl insults. Where is your tact? It is not our culture, especially Malay culture, to insult anyone, especially in public. Mind your manners, more so when we are in another state or people's homes," he said at a ceremony to present letters of appointment to the menteri besar and state executive council at Istana Alam Shah in Klang.

Also present were Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and the Raja of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah.
 
Sultan Sharafuddin also called on all parties to stop the culture of insulting others, which he said could cause disharmony in society, and to focus on improving the lives of the people and building a prosperous nation.

He also urged Malay Muslims in Selangor to avoid disputes and conflicts which could lead to division and give Islam a bad image.

"I have observed how politics have caused disunity among Muslims as a result of narrow political understanding. Enough with what had happened. We need to move forward and change the way we think and our political culture.

"Now that the state polls is over, let us work together to strengthen relations regardless of our religion, race and political affiliation. We need to unite to rebuild the country and Selangor, in particular," he said.

He also advised the public to use social media platforms and modern technology in a good way that could promote unity instead of spreading slander and hatred that could cause division within communities.

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