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King attends 253rd meeting of Conference of Rulers

KUALA LUMPUR, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, attended the 253rd meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara on the second and final day today.

The King was accompanied by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The meeting, among others, was briefed on the country’s current defence and security situation by Chief of Defence Forces Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, respectively.

The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said other matters included the appointment of the high court judges and matters concerning Islamic religion, including the appointment of the chairman, deputy chairman and secretary of the National Council for Islamic Affairs.

The appointment of the deputy chairman and members of the Election Commission, Public Service Commission and Auditor-General were also discussed,” he said in a statement.

Syed Danial said all the Malay Rulers attended the meeting except for the Sultan of Terengganu.

The Sultan of Kedah, Al-Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, chaired the meeting.

Besides the King and the Sultan of Kedah, the other Malay Rulers who attended the meeting are the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar; Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah; Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah; Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, and Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

The Kelantan Ruler was represented by the Tengku Mahkota, Tengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra Sultan Ismail Petra, and the Pahang Ruler, by the Tengku Muda, Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah.

The Yang Dipertuas Negeri of Penang, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak also attended the meeting.

The Malay Rulers were accompanied by the respective menteris besar and the Yang Dipertuas Negeri, by the respective chief ministers.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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