Wait for GE16 to ‘play politics’.. Respect Unity Government, says King

KUALA LUMPUR: In his inaugural address to the Dewan Rakyat, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Ibrahim, cautioned Members of Parliament against causing any political instability.


As reported by FMT, Sultan Ibrahim emphasised that MPs should prioritise safeguarding the welfare of Malaysians over their own interests or those of their political parties.

“I want to emphasise that I will not entertain requests from parties attempting to jeopardise the nation’s political stability. All parties must acknowledge the reality and respect the unity of the government that has been formed.”

“If you wish to engage in politics, wait for the next general election (GE16),” he said in the Dewan Rakyat.

The Agong also urged MPs to set a positive example in the Dewan Rakyat, warning against unparliamentary behaviour within the House.

He expressed his embarrassment over the conduct of certain MPs in the past.

“I grant the (Dewan Rakyat) Speaker (Johari Abdul) the authority to take strict action against MPs who cross the line. He may impose a 14-day suspension if some remain obstinate,” he added.

During the previous parliamentary session, numerous shouting matches erupted in the Dewan Rakyat over various issues.

Some MPs used impolite language towards one another, resulting in the expulsion or suspension of a few.

Sultan Ibrahim further stated that his reign as Agong would follow the example of his predecessor (Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah) in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the established policies and regulations.

“My role here is to fulfil the responsibilities and trust of the Malay rulers in ensuring the preservation of the nation’s sovereignty, prosperity, and the well-being of the people.” he said.

The Agong also called for unity and cooperation among all MPs from both sides of the political spectrum for the country’s development.

“In my opinion, the success or failure of our country does not solely rest on the shoulders of the prime minister (Anwar Ibrahim), but on all 222 MPs who have been entrusted by the people to represent them in the government.

“All parties must work together to achieve the common goal of advancing our nation,” he said,

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