Media Statement (3) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 17th October 2008:
Special Press Statement of Conference of Rulers – testimony of Malaysian nation-building facing a crisis of confidence after half-a-century of nationhood
The Conference of Rulers issued a special
joint press statement at its 215th meeting in Kuala Terengganu on the
social contract as the bedrock of the formation of Malaysia, in
particular “on the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay
rulers regarding the special privileges, position, eminence or greatness
of the Malay rulers, Islam, Malay as the national language, the special
position of the Malays, and genuine interests of the other communities
in accordance with the Federal Constitution”.
The special press statement of the Conference of Rulers should be seriously studied by all Malaysians, whether political parties, civic organizations or ordinary citizens for the unity, harmony, prosperity and greatness of the Malaysian nation must be regarded as the responsibility and challenge of every Malaysian citizen, regardless of race, religion or territory so that we can enhance our national competitiveness in the borderless era of information technology and globalization.
Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor