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Johor sultan orders state assembly to meet on Aug 12

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar says assemblymen should unite in this regard for the sake of the people.

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Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today decreed that the state assembly sitting be held on Aug 12.

In a statement, he urged all assemblyman to unite for the sake of the people, especially regarding the action plan to help those affected by the pandemic and to lay out a recovery plan for the state.

“I feel very sad to see my people living in hardship, fear and anxiety,” he said.

“I am also disappointed as up until today, the spread of Covid-19 infections still cannot be resolved.”

His announcement followed an audience with Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad, state secretary Azmi Rohani and state legal adviser Amir Nasruddin this morning.

Sultan Ibrahim had also met with Johor health director Dr Aman Rabu for an update on the Covid-19 situation in the state.

The Malay rulers, in a statement on June 16 following a special meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, agreed that state assembly sittings should be held as soon as possible.

They also supported the Agong’s view that Parliament should be convened at the earliest possible date, and recommended that the state of emergency end as scheduled on Aug 1.

Perlis speaker Hamdan Bahari said on June 18 that the Perlis state assembly would sit for three days beginning Aug 24.

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