The state of Pahang will be introducing a new law where once enforced, will require compulsory display of loyalty to the Sultan of Pahang (who is currently serving as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong) by business operators.

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According to a report in NST, Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, the Menteri Besar of Pahang, said that the state executive council approved the new ruling after taking into account the grouses of assemblymen and various other quarters on recent insults against the YDPA.

The law will be imposed on businesses operating in Pahang.

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Flouting this new ruling will result in business operators getting their permits and licenses revoked.  

Nevertheless, it is still unclear on how the state will gauge the allegiance or level of loyalty of license applicants.

The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah cautioned that insults against the royal institution of Malaysia should never occur in a constitutional monarchy, reported Malaymail.


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