My advise to him is only one: don’t forget your roots, and don’t destroy the Malay race, says Sultan Sharafuddin

KLANG: Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has told former minister Zaid Ibrahim to go back to Kelantan if he was not happy with the ruler’s criticism of Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I am disappointed with Zaid’s comments on his Twitter on my remarks (about Mahathir) which was reported in The Star. I urge Zaid to read carefully my statement and get the correct facts first before opening his mouth.

“He is staying in Selangor. Go back to Kelantan if you disagree, build a big house and help the people of Kelantan. Don’t earn a living in Selangor,” said the sultan in an exclusive interview with Utusan Malaysia which was published today.

Sultan Sharafuddin further said he was disappointed with Zaid’s rude remarks against him,

He also said there was no need for Zaid to educate him on his remarks as he was always clear and careful on that matter.

He added his remarks against Mahathir was made in his capacity as a ruler and was not politically motivated.

“I am aware that Zaid always issues untruths and inaccurate statements about me, even from before. He is a politician and a former minister, and I understand that he is firmly against the royal institution.

“My advise to him is only one: don’t forget your roots, and don’t destroy the Malay race. I am sure Zaid is aware of what I am saying,” said the sultan.

On Tuesday, Kelantan-born Zaid took on to his Twitter to tell the sultan to be more careful with his words after the ruler again criticised former prime minister Mahathir.

Zaid tweeted “Sultan of Selangor must be careful with his words, no one is immune when country burns”, in apparent reference to what the sultan told The Star in an interview published on Tuesday.

The former minister also said that when some rulers played politics, they must know the consequences.

The sultan was condemning Mahathir for the “Bugis are pirates” remark he made at a rally last month.

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