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DescriptionISSUE ON MALAY PRIVILEDGE
The functions of the royal ruler were:
to exercise the limited power of central government
to conduct external relations
to provide leadership in foreign wars
to embody and symbolise the unity and welfare of the state
Examples of indirect rule in British colonial period:
Modes of Colonization of the Malay State:
British need the power to rule the states.
Recognised the usefulness of the Rulers and the sensitivity of religion
Britain promised protection against external threats.
Each constituent state will continue to be administered by the Resident
The various State Constitution contain the following additional provision as to the Sultan’s discretionary powers:
Any function as head of the Muslim religion or relating to the custom of the Malays.
The appointment of an heir or heirs Consort, Regent or Council of Regency.
The appointment of person to Malay customary ranks, titles, honours and dignities and the designation of the functions appertaining thereto
The regulation of royal courts and places.
The issues on the Islamic Religion
The Federal Constitution: A Malay as person who professes the religion of Islam habitually speaks the Malay language and conforms Malay custom.
The position of Islam and Islamic Law under the federal Constitution is limited to :
Federal Constitution 1957, matters on Islamic and Family Law:
Islamic law relating to succession
Testate and intestate marriage
Use of Malay language:
It is the National Language of the Federation.
ISSUE ON MALAY PRIVILEDGE
Malay rules followed British advice in all matters except Malay custom and Islamic religion.
Malayan Union Constitution was promulgated
Federation of Malaya Agreement 1948, the Malays regained their special position and standing in the country.
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