Tun Dr. Mahathir had received an invitation to the Installation Ceremony or the Coronation of the 15th Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan but the invitation was retracted through another letter sent by the Keepers of the Rulers’ Seal dated 5th of December, 2016.
The above letter was posted on the internet by Tun M’s daughter, Marina Mahathir.
Maina Mahathir tweeted:
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Tun M complains in his blog:
Saya minta maaf kerana membuat anggapan yang salah. Saya akan ambil ingatan bahawa Istana Negara adalah milik Najib dan Parti Barisan Nasional.
~Pembatalan – chedet.cc
Tun M may be upset regarding the matter but he has no rights to say, “Istana Negara adalah milik Najib dan Parti Barisan Nasional”, because it is a slander and he is humiliating the Rulers by belittling the Royal Institutions.
Like his father, Marina’s words, “I don’t think the Raja-Raja know anything re this” is also a humiliation to the Raja-raja Melayu giving the impression that the Rulers are powerless have no say in this matter.
It is the rights of the Rulers to retract the invitation and not the rights of the Prime Minister or the governing political party to do so.
Apart from humiliating the DYMM Agong, accusing that “the Istana Negara belongs to the Najib and BN“ and that “I don’t think the Raja-Raja know anything re this”, Tun M and Marina are intentionally giving a bad image and spewing hatred towards the government especially in the eyes of the Malays who are ‘rakyat Raja-raja Melayu’.
Tun M and Marina must understand that their words and actions are not only challenging the sovereignty of the Rulers which is against Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act but also Section 3(1)(a) for bringing hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government and Section 3(2)(a) of the same Act for giving an impression that has been Ruler has been misled or mistaken in any of his measures.
Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act:
A “seditious tendency” is a tendency― to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of Part III of the Federal Constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution.
181. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the sovereignty, prerogatives, powers and jurisdiction of the Rulers and the prerogatives, powers and jurisdiction of the Ruling Chiefs of Negeri Sembilan within their respective territories as hitherto had and enjoyed shall remain unaffected
Section 3(1)(a) of the Sedition Act:
A “seditious tendency” is a tendency― to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government;
Section 3(2)(a) of the Sedition Act:
Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) an act, speech, words, publication or other thing shall not be deemed to be seditious by reason only that it has a tendency― to show that any Ruler has been misled or mistaken in any of his measures;
The worst is, Tun M’s and Marina’s actions instigate their supporters to make harsh comments towards the DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the government.
It is sad because lots of their supporters do not notice that their actions are actually against the law and punishable under the Sedition Act.
We must always be careful with what we say and what we do, as we could unintentionally get ourselves into trouble if we are not careful and overtaken by our emotion.