Selangor ruler issues rebuke at awards ceremony

Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (from second left); his consort, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Abdul Rahman; and his son, Tengku Amir Shah, arriving yesterday for an awards ceremony to celebrate the state ruler's 71st birthday at Istana Alam Sh
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Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (from second left); his consort, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Abdul Rahman; and his son, Tengku Amir Shah, arriving yesterday for an awards ceremony to celebrate the state ruler's 71st birthday at Istana Alam Shah in Klang. The Selangor ruler yesterday took to task groups that called themselves non-governmental organisations while threatening Malaysia's stability and safety. He said at the event: "The actions of these unfavourable groups must be stopped without any compromise in order to gain the people's, tourists' and foreign investors' confidence." The Sultan said it was his wish to see Selangor's multiracial community continue to enjoy camaraderie, cooperation and mutual respect. He did not identify the NGOs. At the ceremony yesterday, 101 individuals received state awards. They included Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and Tengku Amir.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2016, with the headline 'Selangor ruler issues rebuke at awards ceremony'. Print Edition | Subscribe