Friday, October 17, 2008

Clarification Over Special Press Statement By Rulers

October 17, 2008 17:28 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- The special press statement issued by the Malay Rulers yesterday was the result of their deliberations prior to attending the meeting of the Conference of Rulers which concluded in Kuala Terengganu yesterday, the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Engku Tan Sri Ibrahim Engku Ngah, clarified today.

He said some quarters had reported that the special press statement was the result of discussions and decisions made at the meeting of the Conference of Rulers.

"Actually, the special press statement is the result of deliberations by the Malay Rulers prior to their attendance at the meeting of the Conference of Rulers on Oct 16 2008," he said.

The special press statement by the Malay Rulers was 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. -- BERNAMA

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