Today, 25 October, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah decided not to accede to the Prime Minister's request to declare a state of emergency
According to a statement by Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the Agong is of the opinion that there is no need to declare a state of emergency in Malaysia.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is of the view that the government has managed the COVID-19 pandemic, which has entered the third wave in several parts of the country, well and effectively.
Ahmad Fadil said the Agong believes that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is capable of implementing policies and enforcement measures to contain the pandemic.
"After deliberating and consulting with the Malay Rulers as well as taking into consideration the situation beleaguering the country, Al-Sultan Abdullah is of the view that the present government has managed to deal with the pandemic effectively. Al-Sultan Abdullah is also of the view that at the moment, there is no need for His Majesty to make an emergency proclamation nationwide or for any part of the country," read the statement.
The Agong also rebuked the members of Parliament (MPs) who are politicking and asked them not to threaten the stability of the government
Al-Sultan Abdullah is of the opinion that there was no need for any MPs to continue with any irresponsible action that could undermine the stability of the current administration.
"The King stresses that the 2021 Budget, scheduled to be tabled in Parliament, is very crucial to the people in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to restore the country's economy. The financial allocation is very much needed for the frontliners to carry out their duties and responsibilities accordingly," the statement said.