KUALA LUMPUR, June 16, 2015:
Non-government organisation Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia (MJMM) advised Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz to apologize to Johor’s Crown Prince for the minister’s own safety.
This comes after Mohamed Nazri told Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to stay out of politics after the latter made remarks against the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
MJMM president Abdul Rani Kulup Abdullah said it was important for Nazri to apologize for his remarks for his own good.
“We don’t want Nazri to be targeted by people who are angry and social media users who are against what he said.
“Many people are already upset by what he said and we do not want any harm or abuse to come to him.
“Plus if he apologises he will be praised and as a result elevate his own political career at the same time,” he said outside the Dang Wangi Police Station.
Abdul Rani said it was not difficult to apologise for his remarks that were out of line.
“There is no harm in apologising after such disrespectful remarks.
“One does not call royalty ‘kamu’ or ‘dia’. It was very important that people show respect when speaking about our royalty.”
He said politicians were picked by the people but royalty were here for generations.
“There is a difference between the two and Malaysians from all races and religions will always respect their royalty.”
He warned other politicians from both sides of the divide to be more respectful to the royalty.
“I am warning ministers and even opposition leaders to not be so rude to our royalty.
“We would not hesitate to take action against anyone that does not respect our royal families.”
When asked if Nazri deserved to be removed from the government, Abdul Rani said that was up to the Prime Minister to decide.
Abdul Rani made a police report on the matter as the president of MJMM and on behalf of other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).
“I am also representing Gerak Kerja Gabungan Ayahanda Selangor (GEGAS); Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (IKHLAS); Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM); Majlis Bendahara and Akhlak Rahsia Cekal (ARC) and the KIPIDAP DON GIBAB group.”