Asking for constitution amendment admission of blunder by MB, says Rayer
“Now he is asking for the constitution to be amended. So, his claim (that Penang belongs to Kedah) is clearly baseless, lacking intelligence, and can lead to disruption to public order and chaos”
(FMT) – Jelutong MP RSN Rayer says Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Nor is admitting that Penang is a sovereign state in the federation.
Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Nor’s call for the Federal Constitution to be amended to show that Penang belongs to Kedah is an admission that he has made a blunder, says Jelutong MP RSN Rayer.
By doing so, Rayer said, Sanusi has acknowledged that Penang is a sovereign state in the federation.
“Now he is asking for the constitution to be amended. So, his claim (that Penang belongs to Kedah) is clearly baseless, lacking intelligence, and can lead to disruption to public order and chaos,” he told reporters outside the Penang Timur Laut police headquarters today.
He said Sanusi’s statement has compelled him to file a second police report against the menteri besar.
“For a menteri besar to dispute the sovereignty of a state that was formed and (is) recognised under the Federal Constitution is something very extreme,” he said.
Rayer said Sanusi’s remarks could be interpreted as sedition, and hoped the police will act on the matter.
Yesterday, Sanusi told FMT the Federal Constitution must be amended to reflect that Penang belongs to Kedah.
His statement came in the wake of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim telling him to “understand the Federal Constitution”, which lists Penang as one of the federation’s 13 states.
Sanusi said historical and academic studies supported his claim. He said there was a need for the current generation to rectify the “distortion of history” and amend the constitution accordingly.
Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, whio was also present, said Sanusi’s claim was “unconstitutional”.
“And if (his claim) is unconstitutional, then it is illegal,” he said.
In February, Rayer lodged a police report against Sanusi for questioning Penang’s sovereignty. He claimed that Sanusi was not only questioning the legitimacy of the Federal Constitution, but also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s appointment of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri.