Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fake News About the King

The Kelantan state government had asked the Attorney General's Chambers to act immediately and stop the spread of fake news on the King

BTW, the 49-year-old Ruler (right) is from Kelantan. 

Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah rubbished the rumours that Sultan Muhammad V is intending to renounce his position as Yang di-Pertuan Agong (as Malaysia’s king is officially called) – that have been making the rounds on social media. Even PM Mahathir Mohamad heard the tittle-tattle about the abdication!

Mohd Amar (right) ranted on Thursday: “We are talking about an institution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is an institution, the Sultan is an institution”. 

Following which he showed his real reason he brought up the issue in public – he said that the circulation of fake news was designed to tarnish the image of the Kelantan government. 

He elaborated: “Everyone knows that the state government enjoys a close relationship with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. As such, anything against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can also be against the state government”.

Oh, that’s why! Now we know opportunistic PAS wanted only to politicize the issue.  

[Background info: Sultan Muhammad V was installed as the country's king on April 24, 2017, a role that runs on a five-year term].

I read that sources had confirmed to the New Straits Times that an unscheduled and uncommon meeting among rulers took place on Wednesday night – upon completion of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah’s (right) duties as the acting King on December 31, 2018. 

The daily which published the said news yesterday had also mentioned another source confirming that the get-together indeed took place – saying a “serious” discussion was held over a matter regarding the monarchy.

Yesterday, Mahathir (left) too was asked if the King had officially returned to "work" – and his reply: “As far as I know”. 

Anyway, there's nothing malicious about Malaysians seeking confirmation if the King is already wedded – the rakyat wants to congratulate him. 

And if the hearsays about his planned abdication are true or not – his subjects want to know. 

But everybody seems to be tiptoeing around the issue. 

I think if the King is married to the Russian woman (read my post @, then it stands to reason he is gonna step down.
It’s his life, his decision. 

It's really not a big deal; heck, to stop the fake news, all the Palace needs to do is issue an official denial. If indeed, those stories are inaccurate and incorrect.

And if they're true, it's just a question of time we will know!

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