Our King The YDP Agong Is The Head of State

4f_Our King The YDP Agong Is The Head of State

The Federal Constitution establishes the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Head of State.

Our King by power of law; heads the three branches of the democratic Government.

This consist of the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary branch.

 

# Perlembagaan Persekutuan meletakkan Yang di-Pertuan Agong sebagai Ketua Utama Negara, secara undang-undang menganggotai tiga cabang Kerajaan yang terdiri daripada cabang Perundangan, cabang Eksekutif dan cabang Kehakiman

Petikan Titah DiRaja (Excerpt Of The Royal Address Of)
DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
5hb Ogos 2017, Konvensyen “Memperkukuh Pasak Negara.”

Is Malaysia An Islamic Nation? Part 7 of 7

I admit that this topic has been the subject of intense debate in the social media. Let’s examine the clues to the perplexing question.

(I) The Head of the nine Malay States are Muslim Rulers.

(II) The majority of the citizens of Malaysia are Muslims.

(III) The official religion of Malaysia’s Constitution is ISLAM.

(IV) The Supreme King, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) is Muslim.

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My Humble Opinion

This is my personal opinion that as at 31st August 1957, our Independence Day.

* The Malay Rulers had ceded only the civil administration of the Government;

* The Malay Rulers have fully retained their responsibilities as the Head of ISLAM, which is the official religion of Malaysia.

* Based on the above (I), (II), (III) and (IV), I am fully convinced that Malaysia is an Islamic nation.

* Muslims have the inalienable right to be governed by Islamic laws and such laws like RUU355 does not apply to non-Muslims.

Islam in Malaysia is represented by the Shafi’i version of SUNNI theology and jurispudence. In layman’s term, this is a moderate and progressive form of ISLAM endorsed by the Malay Rulers.

I am also grateful that non-Muslims in Malaysia are accorded the freedom of faith and worship. Hence, all other religions and its adherents must grant Islam the rightful place of esteem and respect.

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Final Message

We are well aware that politicians in Malaysia face a huge perception of mega corruption. There has been social talk that if the current civil government falls in GE14, hence ISLAM will also fall. This is absolutely nonsense.

Our Malay Sultans and The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the strong bastion and defender of ISLAM. The position of the Malay Rulers and the preeminence of ISLAM is enshrined immutable in our Constitution.

Malaysia must not sink in the sea of corruption. We must break away from the past. Without our corrupt politicians.

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The Story Of Malaya ~ Part 6 of 7

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The British Empire established its web of power over its colonies around the world since the 1800s. Primarily to control the supply of natural resources for trade and industry.

Pre-independent Malaya became the largest producer of natural rubber and tin in the world. The credit of wealth creation was due to the British’s administration. The mining of tin attracted Chinese immigrants while the tapping of rubber attracted Indian immigrants.

 

The British had never sought to convert its colony’s religion to the British Empire’s Anglican Church of England. The Sultans were the spiritual leaders of Islam in their respective states while freedom of religion was accorded to all.

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Malaysia’s 1st PM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s 1st AGONG Tuanku Abdul Rahman, with the Last Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir MacGillivray.

Background Of Pre-Independent Malaya

Pre-Independent MALAYA had just suffered tremendously under the brutal Japanese occupation during World War 2. After that, even the benign British rule was seen as subservient.

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It was a rallying cry for “Malaya to be governed by Malayans”; the cry could no longer to be suppressed.

6 - Malaya Independence

In year 1957, 9 Malay States (with ruling sultanate) and 2 States without Sultans (Penang and Melaka) formed MALAYA. Winning independence from the British.

In 1963, Malaya became Malaysia; after being joined by North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore. Singapore eventually left the federation in 1965.

The first Prime Minister of Malaysia is Tunku Abdul Rahman who is of royal blood; being the seventh son of the Sultan of Kedah.

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The Malay Sultanate

The title of “Sultan” originated from an Arabic abstract noun. Meaning authority, power, rulership and strength.

 

The nine Malay Rulers were immensely popular with their subjects. They were the living symbols of Malay identity and culture.

 

More importantly, Their Royal Majesties are the spiritual leaders of Islam in their respective states. Indeed, the religion of ISLAM is the foundation of the Malay kingdom.

Since 1957, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong enjoys a veto power (*via his royal assent) to block “new laws” or “ammendments” to the Constitution. However, this veto power was removed in 1993 by the ruling political parties.

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Comparing India To Malaysia. Part 5 of 7

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India and Malaysia share the same journey of learning; both being former British colonies. Even some parts of Malaya’s first Constitution were modeled after India’s Constitution.

The British granted independence to India in 15th August 1947; while Malaya (now Malaysia) won independence in 31st August 1957.

India became a democratic republic where the President is the Head of State; while the Prime Minister is the chief of the Executive branch.

Malaysia became a Constitutional Monarchy where the SUPREME KING AGONG is the Head of State. The Prime Minister is the chief of the Executive branch. Democratic elections are held every five years.

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What Happened To The Original Monarchs In India?

After World War 2, BIG BECAME BEAUTIFUL and size was crucial for strategic survival.

In 1947, India had to consolidate about 565 princely states into one nation state. Persuading the Hindu Maharajahs to relinguish power to the federal government.

 

 

Their British colonial masters assisted in the crucial negotiations with the Maharajahs. The 565 Maharajahs signed instruments of accession to join India. In exchange; they were allowed their “Maharajah” titles, special privileges and a privy State-purse.

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Indian Prime Minister from 1947 – 1964. While Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India.

 

 

The Winds Of Change.

Then in 1971, there was a power showdown. Indian PM Indira Gandhi with massive support of other politicians; ordered the rewriting of India’s State Constitution.

As a result, the former Maharajahs became ordinary citizens and it was now illegal to use the “Maharajah” title. Their financial lifeline were also cancelled.

On hindsight, Their Royal Majesties gave up their 565 kingdoms – just to become paupers and to die penniless.

Most of all, it taught the former Maharajahs (and us) that politicians can never ever be trusted.

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A Benevolent King Inspires Loyalty ~ Part 3 of 7

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Amongst different kings, I have found that some have special qualities that connect them to their people. their subjects.

* Like a loving father, he cares for his people and is touched by their suffering.

* Like a walled city and fortress, he is their protector from bandits and pirates.

* Like a defender of justice, he is a guardian especially to the fatherless and widows.

 

The Olden Days & Modern Times

Peace and security were guaranteed to the people. Everyone had the right to livelihood. To enjoy the fruits of their labour. Creating wealth from commerce and industry.

This was in exchange for yearly tributes to the king or income taxes for the running of the government. Indeed, the realm of the kingdom belonged to the royal family.

Citizens of the kingdom had to pledge their undivided allegiance, faithfulness and loyalty to their sovereign king.

In event of war, citizens must volunteer their fathers, husbands and sons to fight as soldiers. To repel attacks, sometimes sacrifices were made, even at the cost of their lives.

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In the modern world, most of the nations’ armies are full-time career soldiers. This was necessary because modern warfare incorporates a high level of technology and software.

The personnel manning the military, navy, airforce and intelligence – needs to be disciplined and trained in a wide spectrum of expertise.

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Kings And Kingdoms ~ Part 2 of 7

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Today, the United Nations (UN) has 193 member nations. 44 nations still retain monarchies or kings as their Head of State. This includes:-

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Queen Elizabeth II, age 91.

(I) United Kingdom/ Great Britain. This is a constitutional monarchy. The Queen inherited the throne at the age of 26 years old. Her Royal Majesty is also the Head of the Commonwealth of 52 member nations which were its former colonies.

2 - King Salman

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, age 81.

(II) Saudi Arabia. This is an absolute monarchy. King Salman is the Custodian of two of the most holiest sites in Islam, being Mecca and Medina. The Kingdom of Al Saud was established in 1932 by King Ibn Saud.

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Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V, age 48.

(III) Malaysia. This is a constitutional monarchy. Sultan Muhammad V hails from Kelantan which is one of the 9 Malay Sultanate in Malaysia. The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is elected to a 5-year term in office through the Conference of Malay Rulers.

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Historical Perspective.

In the history of the world, the king was the Head of State, above the Constitution of the State. This meant that the word of the king was the highest law.

His Royal Majesty had the ultimate power to pardon or to forgive transgressions. Those who disobeyed the royal decree or insulted the king were charged with lese majesty. The offender’s family were also possibly exiled in the olden days.

Transition of the kingdom’s rule was hereditary or by inheritance. Meaning that only a person of royal blood can reign on the throne of the kingdom. This does not preclude rivalry for the crown within the royal family.

In the Bible, there are also many stories of kings and kingdoms. For example, King David and King Solomon were also prophets who had a personal connection to God. [also known as Nabi Daud & Nabi Sulaiman in the Qu’ran]

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“Daulat Tuanku.” “Long Live The King.”

Monday, 24th April 2017

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This blessed day marks the royal coronation of His Royal Majesty The King Of Malaysia.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “LONG LIVE THE KING”.

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His Royal Majesty Sultan Muhammad V, The Supreme Ruler Of Malaysia, DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG.

This auspicious date was also chosen to coincide with the Islamic calendar of Israq and Mikraj which is a physical and spiritual journey.

It speaks of the journey and ascension of PROPHET MUHAMMAD through the seven levels of heaven to meet with ALLAH his Creator.

This reflects on His Royal Majesty’s deep devotion to ISLAM and his desire to rule the nation of Malaysia with righteousness and justice.

Malaysia is richly blessed with the righteous rule of the 15th AGONG since the founding of the Federation of the Malay states in 1957.

The coronation ceremony was an awesome sight to behold, a breath-taking and majestic moment of history in-the-making.

The illuminating presence of the seven Sultans and two crown princes of the nine Malay states in Malaysia.

Their Royal Majesties resplendent in royal regalia with embroidery of gold threads. Befitting to the much loved Malay Sultanage.

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Most of all, the splendour of the new King, the countenance of His Royal Majesty filled the palace courts with a golden glow.

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The Grand Chamberlain of The Royal Palace presented a golden copy of the AL-QU’RAN to His Royal Majesty at the beginning of the ceremony.

His Royal Majesty kissed the AL-QU’RAN with devotion – this was a meaningful and symbolic gesture.

It depicts the role of the King as HEAD of the Islamic religion of the Federal Territories and four states that do not have a Malay Sultan.

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The royal emblems, the ceremonial mace and sceptres of authority of the Malay civilization made its rare appearance on this special day.

Signifying the royal nobility and glorious splendour of His Royal Majesty as chosen by ALLAH to rule over the nation of Malaysia.

* COGAN ALAM, the sceptre of the universe.

* COGAN AGAMA, the sceptre of the religion of ISLAM.

* KERIS PENDEK DIRAJA, the King’s Royal Dagger.

* KERIS PANJANG DIRAJA, the Govermental Royal Dagger.

* GOLDEN AL-QU’RAN, the glorious revelation of ISLAM.

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The divine moment arrived when His Royal Majesty took his oath of office effective for the next five years.

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Simultaneously, the throne room was resounding with shouts of joy and pride “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”.

Then the melodious music of “NEGARAKU” the national anthem was played with the finest 21-gun salute of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment in accompaniment.

This was followed by the long-awaited proclaimation of the royal coronation of Malaysia’s DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG, SULTAN MUHAMMAD V.

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Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak extended his congratulations speech to the newly coronated YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG.

The Prime Minister as representing the government, security forces, civil servants and the people of Malaysia – solemnly pledged his oath of allegiance to His Royal Majesty.

His Royal Majesty then delivered his Royal Address before the recital of prayers which concluded the coronation ceremony.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “RAKYAT MENJUNJUNG KASIH TUANKU”.

 

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~ As seen through the eyes of Moses Wong. A blessed citizen of Malaysia.

My sincere appreciation to Bernama & The Star for photos of the historical moments.

Daulat Tuanku, Keagongan Tuanku Keemasan Gemilang

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Sopan santun budaya perwira Melayu,

Setia mempertahankan takhta RAJA MELAYU.

Denyutan jantung menjunjung kasih TUANKU,

Patik rela mengorban segalanya demi TUANKU.

 

Dimana rakyat menderita penyamun memerangkap,

Disitu keRAJAan TUANKU, pengganas ditangkap.

RAJA MELAYU jelas penyayang, pelindung rakyat.

Keamanan terjamin, ditakdir kemakmuran rakyat.

 

Rakyat Malaysia sekian menyanjungi tinggi TUANKU.

Kami berdoa ALLAH memberkati pemerintahan TUANKU.

DAULAT TUANKU, KEMULIAAN TUANKU TIDAK TERBILANG.

DAULAT TUANKU, KEAGONGAN TUANKU KEEMASAN GEMILANG.

 

~ Hasil penulisan Moses Wong

~ Penghargaan gambar kepada Bernama