One morning at Istana Pelangi.I was present when a group of Malay non-governmental organisations met with the TMJ weeks after the elections to request that he address an all-Malay convention.The above are excerpts of my latest piece for Singapore's mypaper. You may read the full article here. Earlier in the same week that I wrote this:
The theme of the convention was to safeguard Malay rights. The TMJ was expected to assure the Malays in Johor of their survival in the face of the stronger opposition.
The TMJ curtly told the delegation to leave politics to the politicians.
"The Malay Rulers are responsible for all Malaysians. The Chinese, the Indians and other non-Malays ... What about their survival and their rights? They are our citizens, too."
Bakri Musa has written a piece on the Terengganu Sultan in The Courage to be Different;
Leslie Lopez wrote, basically on Raja Nazrin of Perak, in Royals start to flex their Muscle (read blogger Headliner's comments as well); and
Tehsin Mokhtar had something to say to the Agong in Message for Tuanku Mizan.
As politics become more celaru in the coming months, we'll be reading and hearing more about the Royalty ...