After meeting several political leaders including Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is expected to chair a Conference of Rulers meeting next Wednesday (June 16).
The Palace issued a statement saying that Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will discuss with the Malay rulers to combat the spread of Covid-19 and the country’s state of Emergency.
“This special meeting with Malay ruler related to the efforts of combating the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic and its implementation during the period of emergency,” said the statement.
Other than the prime minister, earlier today the Agong has met Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu at Istana Negara to discuss the country’s Covid-19 and state of Emergency situation.
It was reported that Anwar has pleaded with the Agong not to extend the Emergency period that was scheduled to end on August 1 and has denied that the topic of changing government had been brought up today.
Previously, Malay Mail reported that the Agong wished to hear the political leaders’ views on the country’s Covid-19 situation that has deteriorated despite the Emergency proclaimed in January.
Aside from the Pakatan Harapan parties, others also granted an audience include Parti Pejuang Tanah Air and Umno.
Earlier this week, Pejuang pro-tem information chief Ulya Aqamah Husamudin said pro-tem chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled for an audience with the Agong tomorrow.