‘Educate public on monarchy system’


An ex-judge believes this would curb the mocking and belittling of the system.

(Bernama) –  A former Court of Appeal judge opined that certain Malaysians had no qualms about mocking or belittling the king because they were not familiar with Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy system.

Mohd Noor Abdullah said in this regard, the system should be expounded to enlighten the general public on what it represented.

He hoped he would not be labeled as a racist for the statement.

“Recently I suggested that the govenment implement a one-school system but it does not mean that I want to eliminate the Chinese and Indian communities.

“Actually I only wanted to unite the people of various races in the country so that our children can study together in the same school and compete, not fight among themselves,” he told reporters at his Aidilfitri open house in Taman Pinang Gading, Sikamat here yesterday.

Last May, Mohd Noor was heavily critised by various quarters for his views at a GE13 post mortem discourse in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, Jempol MP Mohd Isa Abdul Samad who also attended the open house, said the ex-judge was merely expressing his personal opinions, “which he has the right to do”.

On the National Harmony Act being formulated by the government to replace the Sedition Act 1948, Mohd Noor said it should encompass activities and relations among the races in the country.

“In England, they have a law called Race Relations Act for companies.

We in Malaysia can for instance, maintain harmony by not allowing race-based companies or associations to use public facilities,” he said, among others.