The Yang diPertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said Sunday there was no need to declare a state of emergency in the country at this time. In a statement issued by the palace, Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said that the king “is of the opinion, that at this time, there is no need for His Majesty to implement a state of emergency in the country or any specific areas of the country.” “Even so, His Majesty would like to remind politicians to immediately stop all politicking that could disrupt the stability of the government,” the statement said.
The statement added that the National Budget, which will be tabled in Parliament in November, “is very important to the people in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and reviving the country’s economy”. “Therefore, financial allocation is very much needed by frontline staff to undergo their duties and responsibilities.”
The announcement was made after the king met other Malay rulers this afternoon to discuss the suggestions put forward by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday. On Friday, Muhyiddin had chaired a special Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya. Following that, he sought an audience with the king in Kuantan, Pahang.