Tuesday, August 3, 2021

6 rulers attend special meeting called by Agong, Kelantan absent

This follows a series of royal audiences granted to various political leaders over the past week.

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The Malay rulers today convened a special meeting at Istana Negara to scrutinise the views expressed by the political leaders who were granted audiences by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah over the past seven days.

Present were Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor, Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah of Kedah, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu and Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah and Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail also attended the meeting.

Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V, however, was absent.

Earlier, several top government officials were spotted entering the palace to brief the rulers on matters pertaining to public health, security, politics and the economy.

They were Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali, Chief of Defence Forces Affendi Buang, Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and chairman of the Special Independent Committee on Emergency 2021, Arifin Zakaria, were also granted an audience with Sultan Abdullah.

The king had granted face-to-face and virtual audiences to numerous political party leaders to hear their views on various issues since last Wednesday.

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