[PHOTOS] Selangor Sultan Buys Painting Of The Dewan Rakyat Filled With Apes & Frogs

The palace said the painting attracted the Sultan's attention as soon as he laid his eyes on it.

Cover image via Selangor Royal Office (Facebook)

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The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has bought a painting that depicts members of parliament (MPs) in the Dewan Rakyat as apes and frogs

According to the official Facebook account of the Selangor palace today, 12 April, the painting attracted the Sultan's attention as soon as he laid his eyes on it.

The painting now hangs in his private study room.

The palace also said the Sultan hopes to auction the piece one day to raise funds for charity.

It is unclear where he bought the painting from or who the painter behind the artwork is.

The painting depicts Azhar Azizan Harun, also known as Art Harun, as the Dewan Rakyat speaker

The speaker and two officers are depicted as humans at the front of the hall.

However, politicians on both sides of the benches are illustrated as various primates and frogs.

Here's a closer look at the piece of art:

Needless to say, the Sultan's purchase has since invited hundreds of supportive and gleeful responses from social media users

On Instagram, comedian Harith Iskander commented, "Brilliant. Daulat Tuanku."

"That's a deep message, Your Highness," said another user.

Another netizen laughed and said, "The way my sultan has accentuated his inner sentiments to the leaders of the country."

Here's the Selangor Royal Office's post:

The attendance rate of each MP at the Dewan Rakyat sittings between 26 July 2021 and 24 March 2022 were recently released:

The Dewan Rakyat is a democratic avenue to discuss national matters, but it can also be a place with bizarre happenings:

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