Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Enough, Agong tells politicians in jostle for power

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah says the country is already facing other problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong today warned politicians not to drag the country into another political crisis, following speculation of crossovers among MPs.

In a statement released by the palace, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah also reminded the people to abide by health SOPs to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

“His Majesty advises the people, especially the politicians, to do self-assessment so that this country will not be dragged into another political mess at a time when we are still faced with many other problems and a difficult future caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Comptroller of the Royal Family and Household, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

Sultan Abdullah also reminded MPs of his speech in the Dewan Rakyat in May in which he had told them to show political maturity and pay more attention to people’s hardships.

He said politicians should not end their differences of opinion with animosity, but instead find solutions through consultation and the legal process based on the constitution.

The king’s statement comes three days after Anwar Ibrahim was granted a half-hour audience at Istana Negara, where the opposition leader failed to present proof of his claim that he has enough support from MPs to topple Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government.

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