PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - The Crown Prince of Johor has been told to stay out of politics if he wishes to remain above the law.
"He should keep out of politics because otherwise, he will be subject to the same rule and we will whack him," said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
The Tourism and Culture minister was referring to a scathing remark by Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim last week against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for not attending a tell-all public forum.
"Rulers and royal families are above the law. If you want to be a politician then say so, so we can hit you back for what you say.
"But if you hold an important post, as a royalty in a state and start saying things, if we hit you back, don't get angry," he told reporters after officiating an event in Universiti Malaya, Saturday.
Nazri added that the royalty should keep out of politics because "we are the ones protecting the royalty".
"How can you have a dialogue called Nothing2Hide featuring a person who has everything to hide? obviously he won't show up".
The remarks were aimed at Najib for not showing up at the Nothing2Hide dialogue at Putra World Trade Centre last week.
The event was called off by Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar citing "security and safety reasons."
Source: The Star