Leaders’ views will be conveyed to Rulers at special meeting today


KUALA LUMPUR: The views expressed by political leaders, who were granted separate audiences by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, will be conveyed to the Special Meeting of the Malay Rulers scheduled to take place at Istana Negara today.

Experts from various government agencies are also scheduled to present a briefing on matters pertaining to health, safety, politics and the economy during the meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 2.30pm, according to Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil

Shamsuddin.

Sultan Abdullah has granted both face-to-face and virtual audiences to 18 political party leaders to hear their views on various issues.

Apart from the leaders of political parties, His Majesty also granted an audience to Special Independent Committee on Emergency chairman Tun Arifin Zakaria.

“There is a need to emphasise here that the audiences granted to the political leaders were based on the initiative of His Majesty and had to do with efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as their implementation during the period of emergency, ” Ahmad Fadil said in a statement.

On Jan 12, Sultan Abdullah proclaimed an emergency which would be enforced up to Aug 1 as a proactive measure to contain the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

The Special Meeting of Malay Rulers is the second to be held at Istana Negara since Sultan Abdullah ascended the federal throne on Jan 31, 2019.

The first meeting was held on Oct 25 last year. — Bernama

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