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Constitutional Monarchy

Media Statement by Member of Parliament for Seremban, Anthony Loke Siew Fook on 26 October 2020:

1) Within the past 72 hours, Malaysian citizens have seen themselves how Constitutional Monarchy functions within our country.

2) Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s discretion has been exercised impeccably to limit the decision and actions of the Executive.

3) Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decision to turn down the call for a state of emergency has been well-received by the rakyat.

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4) DAP fully supports His Majesty’s decision. All this while, our political enemies have thrown slanders at DAP alleging that the party is against Constitutional Monarchy and wants to abolish the Royal Institution.

5) This accusation is utterly and completely baseless.

6) DAP’s struggles and policies clearly upholds our system of Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy. As such was enshrined within an important DAP document, The Shah Alam Declaration 2012 which prescribes as follows:

  1. To defend our system of Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Head of State. DAP is committed to upholding the Federal Constitution as the most supreme law of the country and to honour it in the spirit of Merdeka 1957 and the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
  2. To preserve the special position of the Malays and Bumiputeras while protecting the rights of other races as enshrined in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
  3. To safeguard the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation while simultaneously championing the freedom of other religions to be practised in peace and harmony, as enshrined in Articles 3 and 11 of the Federal Constitution.
  4. To dignify Bahasa Melayu as the National Language as enshrined in Article 152 of the Federal Constitution, while encouraging the use and study of other mother tongues in order to create a society that excels through language diversity.

7) DAP will continue to fight based on the basis of Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy.

8) Let us all defend our democratic system together and reject any attempts to gain power through a declaration of emergency.

Anthony Loke Siew Fook,
Member of Parliament for Seremban.


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Posted by Anthony Loke Siew Fook on Monday, 26 October 2020

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