by RAHIMI YUNUS/ pic by BERNAMA
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has advised the people, particularly politicians, to exercise self-reflection to prevent the country from being dragged into an uncertain political scene amid the Covid-19 crisis.
“In relation to the latest developments in the country’s political situation, His Majesty advised the people, especially politicians, to be together in introspection so that this country would not be dragged again into an uncertain political arena when we are all still facing various problems and a challenging future due to the threat of the Covid-19 epidemic,” Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in a statement today.
Reiterating the royal address in the third session of the 14th Parliament in May, the Agong has called on politicians to display political maturity and be empathetic with grievances of the people and not neglecting their well-being.
“His Majesty stressed that politicians should not end disagreement in opinions with hostility but instead resolve problems through consultation and legal processes as enshrined in the Federal Constitution,” the Palace said.
Meanwhile, the Agong has ordered all mosques nationwide to perform special prayers (solat hajat) for the Covid-19 pandemic can be eradicated effectively and immediately.
The order came in the wake of the Conditional Movement Control Order imposed in Sabah until Oct 26; in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until Oct 27, and the emergence of new clusters in Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Labuan.
“With the blessings on the glorious Friday, Al-Sultan Abdullah also calls on all citizens to pray for the beloved country to be blessed with peace and serenity so that prosperity and the well-being of the country and the people are protected,” the statement read.