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Tuesday June 25, 2013 MYT 9:16:00 AM
Wednesday July 10, 2013 MYT 9:33:42 AM
by martin carvalho, yuen meikeng, AND rahimy rahim
KUALA LUMPUR: The King has reiterated his call for all parties to accept and respect the results of the 13th general election.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah said the election was conducted in accordance to the democratic system and it was now time to work together so that the country could move forward to achieve high income status by 2020.
"I am grateful that the 13th general election was held in a peaceful environment. I appreciate the role of all those responsible especially the Election Commission, security forces in ensuring the general election could be held smoothly," he said.
The King also conveyed his appreciation to the people who had exercised their voting right and had fulfilled their duties to choose a Government to administer the country.
In congratulating MPs for being elected by the people, the King advised them to serve the people with full dedication, integrity and display high morale values.
"Remind yourself that your presence in this august hall is a responsibility to fulfil promises to the rakyat.
"MPs should bear the trust of the people who want continued stability and prosperity, as well as unity among the various races and religions," he said.
The King said the people, on the other hand, should play their role and work alongside the Government to realise all these aspirations.
Tuanku Abdul Halim also expressed his condolences to the families of the fallen heroes in Lahad Datu and Semporna, Sabah.
"Their sacrifice in maintaining peace and security in Sabah is highly appreciated and honoured," he said.
The King also commended the Government for establishing the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) and Eastern Sabah Safety Command (ESSCOM) to further protect the sovereignty of the country.
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