KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 – Malaysia’s King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today graced the official opening of the first session of the second meeting of the 15th Parliament.
His Majesty, prior to the royal address to Parliament members, called for a minute of silence in honour of Turkey, which is dealing with a disaster brought on by earthquakes in the country. The King expressed his sympathy and condolences to the President and people of Turkey.
His Majesty also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the people of Malaysia and the authorities for helping to see through a peaceful and harmonious general election.
His Majesty congratulated all members of the Parliament for having been elected to the Parliament and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister and gaining the vote of confidence as well from the MPs.
His Majesty also commended the service of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for having served as the previous prime minister, as well as the collaborative efforts taken by the various parties towards forming the unity government.
This will give political stability to the country and help with continued economic progress for the nation as well.
Welcoming the Madani initiative by the new unity government, which has set out the principles of sustainability, respect and humanity among others, His Majesty hoped that all efforts towards promoting the virtues will be translated well on ground.