YDPA Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has decided to reject Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency in Malaysia.
The decision came following his discussion with the other Malay Rulers in considering the current situation beleaguering the country.
“Al-Sultan Abdullah is of the view that the present government has managed to deal with the pandemic effectively. Al-Sultan Abdullah is also of the view that at the moment, there is no need for His Majesty to make an emergency proclamation nationwide or for any part of the country,” read the statement posted on the Royal Palace’s official socials.
Additionally, the Agong reprimanded the members of Parliament (MPs) who are politicking and asked them not to threaten the stability of the government. According to him, politicians should focus on restoring the country’s economy and not sabotage the hard work of the frontliners since the start of the year.
Read the full statement here:
Subsequently, Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Idris also took to his Facebook to address the situation. The Crown Prince of Johor wrote, “The current situation is a clear indication of what would happen when power to rule is left entirely to politicians only. In today’s scenario, the most important thing should be prioritising the people’s welfare and ensuring the economy continues to recover efficiently.”
“May Allah bless the Malay Rulers with wisdom to ensure the country’s stability and protect the country from threats of those who are greedy and power crazy for the purpose of personal interests. This is the importance of the monarchy where the Malay Rulers function positively providing a ‘check & balance’ in national administration. I pray and hope for stability,” he added in his post.
To fellow Malaysians out there, remember that we are all in this together.