Bipartisan approach has potential of shaping new political landscape, says King in Royal Address


PETALING JAYA: Efforts for a bipartisan and consensus approach in managing the nation is the way forward, says Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

"Moving forward, I advise all parties to practice democracy by consensus in finding solutions to whatever problems faced.

"In this respect, I welcome the government giving the opportunity to others, including MPs, to participate in the administration of the nation.

"I also welcome the cooperation through a bipartisan approach which has the potential to shape a new political landscape," he said in his Royal Address when opening the first meeting of the fourth session of the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 13).

He noted that such a mature approach in governing the country was what the rakyat desired.

"Where those who win, do not win everything and those who lose, doesn't lose all," he said.

Earlier in his address, the King urged the newly-minted government to double it's effort to fight the pandemic

"I believe that this government will be able to deliver early achievements with 100 days of its administration," he added.

He also noted that he was satisfied that Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had secured the majority support of 114 lawmakers in accordance with the Federal Constitution with regard to his recent appointment as the ninth Prime Minister.

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