He also said that the Malay community should not make accusations about their rights and position being challenged.
Instead, the Malays should ask themselves if they have acted accordingly, he said.
"Malays must ask themselves why," the Sultan said.
"We must know where the mistake is. We cannot make accusations. When we do something without following procedure everyone will be in a muddle."
In the interview with Mingguan Malaysia, the Sultan was also asked his opinion on how the issue of Ketuanan Melayu, or Malay Supremacy, which the newspaper described as a concept which for the Malays, was tied to the royalty, but which the non-Malays had other views.
He did not know how to answer such questions because "we are the Malays, the sultans are Malays so why must it be brought up?"
"We must focus on more important issues such as the education, economy and income of the Malays."
The Sultan said he did not understand the restlessness, as described by the newspaper, regarding Malay rights.
He suggested it may all just be politics, adding: "that is why I do not understand politics. The proverb ada udang disebalik batu (having a hidden agenda), I don't understand all that."
The Sultan also spoke of the social contract that needed to be understood.
"Previously no one spoke of the social contract but it did not mean they were ignorant.
"What is the social contract? It is compromise, between the people and the royalty, the Malays with the Chinese and the Malays with the Indians."
Asked about the a recent suggestion by Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Jaafar for royal immunity to be restored, he said perhaps a conditional immunity should be considered.
"I do not agree in having immunity from paying my debts or from assaulting someone until the public does not get any justice," he said.
Source: The Malaysian Insider