A DAP councillor has “told off” the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar to know his royal limits and that His Royal Highness cannot stop anyone from taking part in peaceful assembly.
In his Facebook posting, which he had subsequently removed, M. Satees, a councillor in Seberang Perai Municipality, has told off Sultan Ibrahim that: “Know your limit. You have no power to stop anyone from taking part in any peaceful assembly.”
The Facebook time stamp showed that Satees had posted it at 8.19pm on Nov 3, 2016. A check by MO today found that the posting had been removed.
In the FB posting status box, which had gone viral in the social media, the Batu Kawan DAP secretary, who is in his early 30s, has reminded Sultan Ibrahim that the Johor Constitution was not higher than Federal Constitution and in fact, “no one is above that.”
He was referring to Article 10 (1) (b) of the Federal Constitution which guaranteed the right for Malaysians to assemble peacefully.
“So, dear Sultan, you don’t try to undermine the highest law of the land by issuing your own ‘decrees’! Please know your limits, and act accordingly as the ‘Constitutional Head of State’!!” Satees slammed the Johor Ruler.
Last Thursday, Sultan Ibrahim banned street demonstration in Johor as it would only disrupt the peace and portray a negative image of the state.
“Everyone must respect the law, both at state and federal level.
“Lately, I have noticed that an unhealthy culture of street demonstrations has seeped into our society, this act of gathering in public places while holding placards and banners that insult leaders or individuals is an irresponsible act which would only create hate and disunity,” said Sultan Ibrahim.
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