Palace confirms King postponed meeting with Anwar

PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah postponed his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday (Sept 22) as he had to undergo treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

"At the time, Al-Sultan Abdullah was still undergoing treatment under the supervision of medical experts at IJN," Istana Negara’s Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 23).

He said that the King thanked the rakyat, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Tun Daim Zainuddin, Cabinet ministers and individuals including Anwar, who had prayed for his well-being.

"Al-Sultan Abdullah also takes this opportunity to advise the rakyat to remain calm and to take care of their health and adhere to standard operating procedures as the country is still facing the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic," he added.

He said the King also decreed that all parties should prioritise the well-being of the rakyat and country.

The King was admitted to the Royal Ward at IJN on Monday (Sept 21) after he said he was feeling under the weather.

The Palace, which issued a statement on Tuesday (Sept 22), also said that the King had been advised to be monitored by the doctors but there was no cause of concern or alarm over his condition.

Earlier on Wednesday, Anwar, who is Opposition leader, claimed that he had a strong majority to form the next government.

Anwar said he was supposed to meet the King together with Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, but the meeting was called off.

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