Meeting of minds: (From left) Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Tuanku Muhriz, the King and Najib attending the meeting at Istana Negara. -Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah attended the 234th Rulers’ Council Meeting at the Istana Negara here.
The King was accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Yesterday’s meeting was chaired by the Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir.
The second day of the meeting was attended by all the Malay Rulers except for Pahang which was represented by the Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, and Perak by the Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Sultan Azlan Shah.
All the Yang di-Pertua of states were present.
During the meeting, the Malay Rulers were accompanied by their respective Mentris Besar while the Malacca Yang di-Pertua Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and Yang di-Pertua Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin were accompanied by their chief ministers.
The Johor Ruler was represented by Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim.
The Yang di-Pertua Sarawak Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng was accompanied by Resource Planning and Environment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan who represented the chief minister.
Also present were armed forces chief Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement here said Zulkifeli gave a briefing on the latest development on the country’s security; Khalid on security issues; and Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the cost of living.
Other issues which were discussed involved unrecognised awards and the appointment of members of the Civil Service Commission, Education Services Commission and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar Supervisory Board. — Bernama