Malay Rulers support Parliament reconvening as soon as possible

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers who attended a special meeting at the Istana Negara today expressed support and shared the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Mustafa Ri’ayatuddin Billah Shah’s view that Parliament should reconvene as soon as possible.


Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said at the state level, the Malay rulers were also of the view that the state legislative assemblies in their respective states should be allowed to reconvene as soon as possible.
“Conference methods and procedures, such as those being practised in several countries that have been proven to be able to control the COVID-19 virus infection, should be introduced and adopted in this country,” he said in a statement tonight.
Syed Danial said the Rulers were of the view that it was important to respect the check and balance mechanism between the executive, legislative and judicial branches to ensure transparent governance, integrity and accountability to the people, especially in financial matters and national expenditure.
In a special meeting with the Malay rulers this afternoon, Al-Sultan Abdullah expressed his view that Parliament should reconvene as soon as possible.
Present were Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir and Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Kedah.
Also in attendance were Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah and Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail.

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