Selangor Sultan buys a painting representing deputies as primates, frogs

The Royal Office of Selangor went public with the matter on social media today, saying the ruler wanted to buy the painting as soon as he saw it and currently intends to hang it in his bathroom. private study.

“One day Her Majesty intends to auction this painting and the proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity,” the message read.

At press time, the post has garnered more than 2,800 reactions on Facebook, 1,500 shares and 360 comments.

The painting depicted MPs on both sides of parliament as different species of primates and frogs, but not President Datuk Seri Azhar Azizan Harun and his deputies.

“Frog” is a Malaysian euphemism for elected lawmakers who switch parties and sides.

The artwork resembles a famous oil on canvas painting by the pseudonymous street artist and political activist based in England, Banksy, titled Decentralized parliament back in 2009.

Banksy’s painting had depicted British politicians debating in the House of Commons like chimpanzees and orangutans, selling for £9.9m (RM54.5m) at Sotheby’s in London ten years later.

The painting depicted MPs on both sides of parliament as different species of primates and frogs, but not President Datuk Seri Azhar Azizan Harun and his deputies.  — Photo by Facebook/Selangor Royal Office
The painting depicted MPs on both sides of parliament as different species of primates and frogs, but not President Datuk Seri Azhar Azizan Harun and his deputies. — Photo by Facebook/Selangor Royal Office

The Selangor Palace post came as de facto Justice Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar yesterday issued a motion to approve the selection of several MPs to a bipartisan Parliamentary Committee (PSC), which would deliberate on the proposed amendments in Article 10 (3A) of the Federal Constitution, as well as the long-awaited anti-partisan law.

The vote on the matter was also postponed to a later sitting, to allow committee members to refine and iron out issues relating to the bills.

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