Since independence, there has been an Agong. He is an appointment from the council of rulers, who’ve been around before then.
The brothers choose one among them to assume the position for five years, and rotate it.
As a constitutional monarchy, framed largely in the reflection of the British constitutional monarchy, our country has been handicapped by being a copy of the British structure, which is by large informal. Continue reading “The Extent Of Power For Rulers”→
Later this year, if Khairy Jamaluddin wins the Umno presidency the party will — shock, horror & please be mortified — likely open its doors to non-Malays.
First, don’t laugh, and rebut for the party has been open to non-Malays for years. I still smile when I fondly remember its former president Najib Razak declare at one of their gloriously televised general assemblies that Malays include Turks and Pakistanis.
Every day, new parents in hospitals in Lahore exclaim, while holding up their new-born sons, “You can join the army rise to prominence or join the Pakistan Taliban for eminence in this and the next life, and if failing both, settle to become an Umno supreme council member.” Continue reading “Umno Ditching Race For New Love?”→
I find it curious many are upset that Maszlee Malik becomes education minister over his religiosity, and feel Mahathir Mohamad should hold the portfolio.
There are arguments on why Mahathir should not be education minister, there are arguments on why passing executive power to more inside Pakatan’s majority is good in developing a future base of competent leaders, and finally arguments for why Maszlee Malik should be or not the education minister.