KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will discuss with the Malay Rulers at Istana Negara soon on proposals submitted by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to His Majesty yesterday.
Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said His Majesty understands the need for the continuation of the country’s administration to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In fact, His Majesty is also very concerned about the people’s anxiety and worries over this latest development,” Ahmad Fadil said in a statement from Istana Negara.
“A such, Al-Sultan Abdullah advises the people to remain calm, not panic and be patient in facing this latest situation while waiting for a decision on the proposals,” Ahmad Fadil said.
The public is also advised not to engage in any speculation that can cause confusion and anxiety and threaten peace and order in the country.
Ahmad Fadil said the His Majesty had consented to an audience by Muhyiddin at Istana Abdul Aziz, Kuantan, yesterday (Oct 23).
He said the audience was requested by Muhyiddin after chairing a special Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya yesterday morning.
During the about an hour-and-a-half audience, Ahmad Fadil said Al-Sultan Abdullah consented to hear a briefing on the proposals that had been made at the special Cabinet meeting for His Majesty to consider for implementation.
On the surge in daily COVID-19 cases and the continuous emergence of new clusters in the country, he said Al-Sultan Abdullah reiterated his advice to the people to continue to play their respective roles towards containing spread of the virus.
His Majesty also called on the people to discipline themselves by complying with the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) and new norms in assisting the authorities in the fight against COVID-19.
“Al-Sultan Abdullah also calls on the people to be with His Majesty to pray that Malaysia will always be blessed and protected from all forms of threats and that the spread of COVID-19 can be effectively eliminated and ended immediately,” said Ahmad Fadil.
Malaysia recorded 710 new COVID-19 cases yesterday bringing the total to 24,514 cases. There were 10 deaths recorded yesterday, bringing the national death toll to 214 cases.