'We have had so many detailed discussions with them, and they have now decided to reject the proposed amendments,' Mr Mahathir told reporters after putting forward a bill in parliament to strip the sultans of their legal immunity. 'The negotiating process seems to have been a waste. There was no meaning . . . If they dispute it, they can dispute in the court,' he said in response to questions about the nine sultans' position.
The sultans issued a statement after a Conference of Rulers meeting, saying no law ever introduced in Malaysia proposed 'such radical changes with far-reaching consequences on the sovereignty of the Malay rulers'.Reuse content