KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Umno will go all out to defend the country’s royal institution, which it says has become objects of ridicule by the Opposition.
Hulu Selangor Umno Youth chief Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom said the Opposition appears to have shifted its focus on attacking heads of religion in some states after failing to weaken Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“DAP is trying to destroy Umno, which plays a role in upholding Islam. We can see that they have been attacking the party president consistently since 2008, but have failed.
“We saw that the president was in high spirits when he delivered his opening speech. Umno’s position and strength is a good as the day is was first established.
“And now, they have started attacking our heads of religion,” he said.
Citing the remarks made against the Sultan of Selangor by DAP's Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, Zainal said the opposition had demonstrated its intent on removing the royal institution and transform Malaysia into a republic.
“In Selangor, Zaid told the Sultan of Selangor (Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah), to watch his words...he had the audacity to tell the sultan to keep quiet.
“Why are people like Zaid who have been ‘programmed’ by DAP now attacking the royal institution?" he said.
Zainal also noted that DAP's appointment of Wan Ji Wan Hussin, who allegedly insulted the Malaysian constitutional monarchy system, further demonstrates their motive to destroy the royal institutions.
“There was a viral video which showed Wan Ji in a movement to bring down the royal institutions by 2030, and yet, DAP have appointed him as an information officer in Penang.
“This shows their seriousness in wanting to remove the royal institutions and turn Malaysia into a republic,” he added.
Zainal said a programme, known as ‘Daulat Tuanku’ will be held at Dataran Mayang, PKNS flats Section 16, Shah Alam at 9.30am tomorrow (Sunday). The gathering is geared towards demonstrating support for the royal institution.