HC Deb 24 November 1936 vol 318 cc242-3W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make any statement on the reasons why His Majesty's Government overruled the expressed wishes of the Malay Sultan of Selangor in the matter of the appointment of an heir presumptive, and appointed his third, instead of his second, son; and whether the policy of respecting Malay custom and tradition in these matters has been given up?


The appointment of the present Raja Muda was acceptable because he is considered to be more fitted than his brothers to succeed in due course to the Ruler's responsibilities. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.