KUALA LUMPUR – The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is aware of the opinion of Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA), Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Mustafa Billah Shah as communicated through a statement by Istana Negara on 16 June 2021.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the government has played its role by advising His Majesty on the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country.
“During the audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong sessions earlier, the Prime Minister had informed and advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the journey of Covid-19 pandemic management, the enforcement of Emergency Ordinance, the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, economic stimulus packages, National Recovery Plan and other relevant matters,” he said in a statement today.
A one-page official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) answered questions about the royal decree of Al-Sultan Abdullah, who urged for the Parliament sitting to be held as soon as possible.
His Majesty expressed his opinion after attending and chairing the Special Malay Rulers Conference at Istana Negara yesterday.
The decision was made after His Majesty has considered every opinion from the political party leaders, the Special Independent Emergency Committee 2021 and being briefed by the experts from government agencies.
Elaborating further, Muhyiddin said that the government will take follow-up actions on the decree.
“Appreciating the opinion of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the government will take follow-up actions based on the Federal Constitution and national law,” he said.
Yesterday, the Minister at Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said that the YDPA did not mention or set a certain time for the Parliament to convene.
In addition, according to him, Muhyiddin had said that the government would reopen the Parliament sitting in September or October during the third phase of the National Recovery Plan.
The last Dewan Rakyat sitting was held in December last year, after sitting for 29 days.
The Third Meeting of the Third 14th Parliament term had passed 10 Bills (RUU) including the Supplies Bill 2021. –MalaysiaGazette