KUALA LUMPUR, June 6- The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail (photo), has urged the people not to be emotional and involve the monarchy to satisfy certain quarters.
He said the Royal Instutution would be implicated to some extent with numerous provocations following the emergence of several sensitive issues which challenged national sovereignty and the law lately.
“Under the constitution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and ruling sultans have the discretionary power to appoint the Prime Minister and Menteri Besar and can rightly advice and guide the government and political leaders,” he said when opening the Royal Institution Seminar organised by Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), here.
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin said the Royal Institution was unique because it practised consensus through the Council of Malay Rulers, which meets at least thrice a year.
“We should not forget that through the discussions of the Council of Malay Rulers numerous ideas are formed which benefit the people, especially those related to the interests of the Malays and Islam,” he said.
In the meantime, he said only education was the potent medicine to tackle the issue of a small number of citizens who did not respect the Royal Institution.