SHAH ALAM: THE Sultan of Selangor yesterday called on all parties to respect the Federal Constitution, the Selangor state constitution and the nation's laws.
In his royal address at the opening ceremony of the 13th Selangor state assembly, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said he hoped everyone, especially the people of Selangor, would abide by the provisions enshrined in the country's laws.
"Let there be no parties who misinterpret the provisions of the law to benefit any particular group.
"We must always protect the dignity of the Federal Constitution, state constitution and the laws of the country above all personal and political interests."
He said assemblymen must always respect the law and ensure that their actions do not conflict with the nation's rules.
He was confident that Selangor would continue to enjoy peace and prosperity as long as the people respected each other and complied with the laws of the country.
To the state assemblymen, he instructed them to obey the Selangor State Assembly's Order during the assembly sittings to ensure that the proceedings ran smoothly.
He also advised them to respect each other, regardless of individual political ideologies.
"As state assemblymen, your actions and conduct will attract the public's attention.
"Thus, all of you should practice good values in order to be an example to society and mirror the civilisation and progress of this state."
He said decisions by the state assemblymen should also be communicated in a transparent manner to the people so that the public would be able to understand the rationale behind their decisions.
He expressed hope that all assemblymen would work together as a team to provide the best services to the people.
The sultan also emphasised the importance of good governance and urged the state government to continue to practise a system of integrity and accountability.