The King of Malaysia urged all citizens, especially politicians. To reflect on Friday (October 16) and not allow the country to be involved in political unrest.
He added that this is especially important when the country faces multiple problems and a difficult future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Comptroller of the Palace Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah reiterated that Malaysian Parliamentarians should Demonstrate political maturity. It should understand and pay close attention to citizens’ concerns, and don’t neglect their welfare
When the House of Representatives convened in May, he had previously championed similar messages.
The statement said:
“His Majesty reiterates that politicians should not end their differences in opinion with enmity, but solve problems through consultation and the legal processes enshrined in the Federal Constitution.”
The king also ordered that all mosques across Malaysia should carry out special prayers to effectively and quickly contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
“His Majesty also advises all citizens to continue playing their respective roles and be disciplined in adhering to the standard operating procedures and new normal practices to help the authorities, in fighting the COVID-19 spread for personal safety and the country’s welfare.”
According to reports, after meeting with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday, the king should meet with leaders of Malaysia’s major political parties. Previously, the latter claimed that he had more than 120 parliamentarians supporting him. This is to take over as prime minister from the current, Muhyiddin Yassin.
However, the palace later stated that Anwar only provided the number of MPs who supported his bid, not their identities.
Currently, the palace has postponed all appointments due to the two-week Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). It enacted in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and the surrounding Selangor state.
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