Photo of Sultan Azlan Shah courtesy of Malaysiakini
Want to know what Malaysians think of Sultan Azlan Shah, former Lord President (now referred to as Chief Justice) and his speech at 4th convocation of Kolej Islam Darul Ridzuan (Kisdar) in Kuala Kangsar? Here are the comments from readers of Malaysikini:
Maskan bin Katan Lim Hong Kai, well said.
Pro PR A "HITAM" POT CALLING A KETTLE BLACK
Johnny Tan April 1st is long passed
Anonymous THID LEARNED LP WHO TRIES TO SPEAK THE RAKYATS LANGUAGE BUT ACTS JUST OPPOSITE OF THE RAKYATS WISHES !!!! SAVE YOUR ADVICE FOR YOUR OWN FUTURE GENERATIONS !!
HelenYeapSL This is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Or the old saying about not pointing fingers at others when you have three fingers pointing back at yourself. The greed of "royalty" and BN politicians in this country is going to kill us all!
Kumara What freaking hypocrisy. "Individuals got lost in their own power greed and ultimately fell in disgrace" - Perak power grab & Gamuda attempt to secure RM 43billion MRT project, after their disastrous track record with SMART tunnel & double tracking. The less you & your family preach the better it is.
Lim Hong Kai Daulat Tuanku ! It is easy to talk and advice the people but these talks must be followed by actions. Remember example is better then precepts. Anyway Perak has set a precident for the other states to follow. what you have done is the first but it won`t be the last. Terima kasih.
Akar Not an appropriate speech by the Sultan,smack of hypocrisy of the order
kamarul zaman absolute power corrupt and giving power to monkey are dangerous. Cakap takda serupa bikin
Anonymous AZLAN SHAH CRYING OVER SPILT MILK !!!!!!!
Loyal Malaysian Look who's speaking!! This ex LP who helped the powerful trampled over the wishes of the rakyat trying to preach morals!! Spare us the hypocrisy!!
Anonymous AZLAN SHAH REFERRING TO OUR MALAYSIAN MARCOSES ; NAJIB MARCOS AND ROSMAH MARCOS WHO SPENT EXTRAVAGANTLY RAKYATS MONEY NOT TO PROMOTE THE COUNTRY BUT TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES PARTICULARLY ROSMAH MARCOS AS FIRST LADY OF MALAYSIA WHILE THE NATION FDI NOSEDIVE 81% !!! NAJIB MARCOS AND ROSMAH MARCOS SOCIALISING WITH HOLLYWOOD STARS LIKE JAMIE FOXX , ROBERT DE NIRO .....BY THROWING A GRAND PARTY TO FEAST THESE STARS LEAVE A BAD IMPRESSION ON OUR SO CALL FIRST COUPLE !!
OMG Blinkers still on this one.
pity him !!!!! Highly likely public will feel the irony of the advise and the joke is on unpopular Sultan Azlan.
Agent99 I just read the first para and I don't feel like reading through. I wish Tuanku Sultan had replaced the word WORLD with MALAYSIA. I think the World is doing OK, but Malaysia is the one that "Succumed to their desires when entrusted with power". Ampun Tuanku kerana Patik hendak berkongsi pendapat.
artchan Somehow, I am not convinced by him, after the Perak State assmbly fiasco.
Anonymous Sultan is talking about Mamak kutty and Big Mama la!
VP Biden I once saw a cow driving a BMW in Ipoh....and a Zebra on a Harley was trying to chase it down...It's true I tell you,listen to me..:)
StevenForMalaysia My goodness!?
Anonymous People like you... is a disgrace.... dont try to teach what your subject should do. I'm ashame to have a sutan like you. Get out of sight and disappear yourself.
Anonymous Sutan pls dont talk rubbish, what you did a few months back is exactly what you are trying to preach...Let me tell u a little story ...... Mother crab cannot walk straight but trying to teach her off spring to do so.
Anonymous i can't reconcile your words..
Ram Guru I know to whom this is directed to. Your guess is as good as the rest of the Perakians.Thank you Tuanku we will show it to them in the coming GE13 and all of us will be at peace.
Jiminy Qrikert Ahsoneh, I stand corrected. His Regressive Hypocrite is refering to the League of Dishourable Gentlemen the membership of which includes his tarnished self and his buddy Pink Lips.
Misery if powerful give in to desires: Perak sultanThe Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, said the ills and misery in the world today were largely due to individuals who succumbed to their desires when entrusted with power.
The sultan said there had been many examples in history where such individuals got lost in their own power greed and ultimately fell in disgrace.
Speaking at the 4th convocation of Kolej Islam Darul Ridzuan (Kisdar) in Kuala Kangsar today, Sultan Azlan said the success achieved by every individual was a gift from God for his or her effort in acquiring knowledge to face the challenges ahead.
"The bigger test in a person's life is when one is given a high position, post or rank or power, but many fail at this stage.
"When they are 'intoxicated' by their own power, they feel they are always right and others, wrong.
"They think they are wiser and smarter than others, so they listen to no advice and accept no reproach, but view it negatively and even as an attempt to undermine their power.
"These people are too small to be pompous and arrogant. What they need is guidance from the teachers and elders and revelation from God."
The sultan also said that any area of knowledge mastered should fill one with the realisation that many more needed to be learned.
On the Kisdar graduands, Sultan Azlan said each of them must have attributes such as trustworthiness, truthfulness, wisdom and the willingness to pass on knowledge to mirror the spirit of Islam.
A total of 239 graduands received their diplomas in usuluddin (theology), Islamic banking and finance, and Arab literature at the convocation ceremony.