Royal insult: Tian Chua alleged it was the work of Umno Cyber troopers who are running out of ideas.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Parti Keadilan Rakyat leaders were accused of being disrespectful during the installation of the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, leading to their loyalty and regards to the royal institution being doubted.
In a posting put up by the AIDC, PKR's deputy president Azmin Ali and vice president Tian Chua were alleged to have "insulted" the Rulers and Governor of Perak, Selangor and Melaka during the installation ceremony at the Istana Negara in Jalan Duta here on Wednesday.
According to the AIDC's posting that picked up Dr Rahman Kadir’s Facebook notes, he claimed that Tian Chua and Azmin mocked the Rulers and the Governor behind their back when the royalties were walking into the Balai Rong Seri, where the ceremony was conducted.
Dr Rahman is a member of the special medical team selected for the installation ceremony to be on stand-by to extend assistance in case of an emergency during the event.
Dr Rahman reportedly said: “I was quite surprised. They are our Sultans. Even officials from the foreign embassies knew how to behave and observe the protocols of a royal ceremony.
"But for these opposition leaders who are Malaysians and publicly known to harbour the ambition of ruling our country, the least they could have done was to avoid being disrespectful,” he wrote.
Dr Rahman who claimed to witness the PKR leaders "misbehaving" further wrote that it was crucial for every leader to respect the Royal institution, one of the principles stipulated in the Rukunegara.
He also pointed out that as Members of Parliament who took the oath to serve the country and be loyal to the royal institution, they should ‘walk the talk’.
Tian Chua when contacted claimed certain people whom he described as Umno’s cyber troopers were running out of ideas when they claimed he was disrespectful for mocking some of the Rulers during the installation ceremony.
Speaking to The Mole, Tian Chua, who is the MP for Batu described the allegation as the worse type of lie and it was meant to undermine the installation ceremony.
“To me, they just want to taint the royal function for cheap publicity and political mileage. This is a very vicious thing to do to undermine the ceremony,” he said.
Tian Chua was responding to allegations, highlighted by some blogs including AIDC, Gerakan Anti PKR and The Unspinners, which accused him and Azmin of ridiculing some of the Rulers.
Tian Chua however refused to comment further when asked if he would institute legal action on those he said had made the false accusations against him.
In his Twitter account, Tian Chua posted: “Not enough with the personal attacks, now UMNO cyber troopers want to damage the royal ceremony”
Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional's MP for Hulu Selangor P. Kamalanathan, who was mentioned by Dr Rahman as being "near to where Tian Chua and Azmin were during the ceremony" when contacted said: "As guests of honor, they should at least be sensitive and behave well."
"I do agree with certain things written in the posting. When we are invited to attend such a royal ceremony, we should be proud and show our respects," he added.
Earlier, Kamalanathan had tweeted: "I would like to verify the article of Dr Rahman Kadir was true".