Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today expressed hope that the people will continue to practise self-control and adhere to the SOPs set by the government as the country faces the Covid-19 pandemic.
Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said the king also advised the people to remain calm, strong and resilient in facing the movement control order (MCO) and the state of emergency, implemented for the safety of the people and country.
“With the implementation of the MCO, His Majesty understands the challenges faced, particularly the people’s daily economic activities which have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said in statement in conjunction with Federal Territories Day tomorrow.
“Sultan Abdullah also expresses appreciation to the people, particularly the frontliners who have shown a high spirit of solidarity, togetherness and resilience in combating the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
Fadil said the Covid-19 pandemic had provided a meaningful lesson to Malaysians, and that His Majesty was grateful that all parties could handle and fight the crisis through their caring attitude.
According to the king, the caring spirit was visible through the efforts of the frontliners who toiled day and night to contain the pandemic.
“It is also clear through the noble efforts of the government and volunteers in assisting the needy and through compliance with the SOPs by the general public.
“His Majesty stresses that Prihatin is not just a slogan, but encompasses all the thought that went into the drawing up of the government policy, up to the stage of implementation and delivery.
“Although the government is in a difficult situation, the people’s welfare is not neglected,” said Fadil.
In conjunction with the theme of this year’s Federal Territories Day, “Federal Territory, Caring Territory”, His Majesty also called on the people to remain patriotic and to love their federal territory by always having a caring attitude towards one another.