The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Other Reigning Houses > Royal Families of Malaysia

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 6
Roles of the Nine Sultans in the Malay States

I have always been a fan of the monarchy. However, I am also conscious of the fact that Malaysia has 9 separate and distinct royal households . All of them perform only ceremonial roles.

No one doubts it is very expensive. Should Malaysia become a republic instead ? Should royal allowances and ceremonial roles be scrutinised and revised to meet today's reality? Is it necessary to mantain the 2 dozen royal palaces in Malaysia ?

This facebook page offers an interesting and independent discussion on the monarchy in Malaysia.

Malaysia Should Become A Republic - Photos | Facebook

__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-28-2011, 03:31 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pontianak, Indonesia
Posts: 5
If the majority of people want it, then so be it. For myself, I prefer monarchy rather than republic.

If Malaysia becomes republic, all the royal allowances will be given to the president and each state's governor. Plus, we need more expenses for presidential election. As for the royal palaces, even though Malaysia becomes a republic, all the palaces will still be maintained by government because of their historic and cultural value. In the end, the expenses will be no much different.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-28-2011, 04:05 PM
jude1237's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: :, United States
Posts: 126
If I may ask how does this sultanate work in Malaysia ??? :)
__________________
*JUDE1237*
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2012, 02:25 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 7
The sultanate roles purely on ceremonial. They are the constitutional monarchy and perform certain duties mainly as the head of religion, custom, appointing syaria judge, elected the prime minister or chief minister in their respective states. The country or states are governs by elected representative during election. The sultanate role is non partisan. Just like Thailand and Britain, the role is more or less the same.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-23-2012, 08:08 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 6
9 Sultans Too Many ?

There are 2 options here

The first is to maintain just one Sultan (or Agong) as head of state. This means just one royal family for the whole country. However, it will be difficult to decide which of the 9 royal families should be preserved.

The second option is to elect a President. The royal families can be preserved until the current reigning Sultan dies.

Cost factor

Each Sultan is currently paid a montly allowance of RM52,000. Their wives or consorts are paid RM15,000. Their sons or heirs are paid RM13,000. The cost of maintaining the National Palace alone is RM52 million a year.

Compare this to the average Malaysian household income of only RM2,258 per month. It is expensive for tax payers to pay for 9 sultans and their families, who perform only ceremonial roles.

Would welcome the views other readers on possible solutions.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2013, 05:33 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 13
Wow, that's a lot of money.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which countries would you like to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit? Lenora The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Family 56 05-21-2014 04:47 AM
Official Visit to the United States - October 2011 Her_Majesty King Harald and Queen Sonja 26 10-30-2011 01:38 PM
The Sultan's Birthday: 2006-2011 Humera Royal Family of Brunei 139 07-24-2011 06:57 PM
State Visit from the President of the United States: May 24-26, 2011 agami.pearl British Royals 333 06-17-2011 08:40 AM
Prince of Wales: Visit to the United States - May 3-5, 2011 wbenson The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 20 05-05-2011 04:18 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium best outfit brussels carl philip crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death fashion fashion poll funeral germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg maxima nobility official visit ottoman picture of the week poland president gauck president hollande president komorowski prince carl philip prince daniel prince floris prince henrik princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess astrid princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess mary princess mette-marit princess of asturias queen fabiola queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal royal fashion sofia hellqvist spain state visit stockholm sweden the hague visit wedding willem-alexander



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]