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Close ranks to fight Covid-19, Agong tells politicians

He urges politicians to be a role model for the people to ensure the well-being of the country.

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong today called on politicians to work together in the fight against Covid-19 for the safety and well-being of the people and the country.

In a statement ahead of Ramadan this week, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said Muslims should continue to be steadfast and disciplined and to follow health SOPs.

“His Majesty also advises politicians in the country to close ranks and to stand shoulder to shoulder to fight the spread of Covid-19 for the safety of the people and well-being of the country,” the statement issued by Istana Negara said.

Sultan Abdullah also said that programmes organised throughout the country during Ramadan should comply with the SOPs and guidelines laid down by the government.

The Agong has repeatedly called on politicians and the public to cooperate in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

About two weeks ago, he said efforts to fight the pandemic should be shouldered by all quarters in the spirit of brotherhood, including through close cooperation between the government and the people.

He also urged the people to play their roles to protect themselves and others through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme which kicked off earlier this year and is due to commence its second phase.

He likewise called early this year for the people to continue adhering to SOPs in the face of lockdown measures and the state of emergency.

Late last year, he reminded politicians to cease any politicking that could disrupt the stability of the country’s administration, urging all quarters to set aside their differences and play their respective roles to help the government battle Covid-19.

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