Special Conference of Rulers meet in session now at Istana Negara

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is scheduled to chair the meet at 2.30pm, at Istana Negara. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is scheduled to chair the meet at 2.30pm, at Istana Negara. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani was seen arriving at Istana Negara before the special meeting of the Conference of Rulers today.

His vehicle was seen entering the main gate at 1.43pm.

Meanwhile, Defence Forces Chief General Tan Sri Affendi Buang arrived shortly thereafter at 1.56pm.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is scheduled to chair the meet at 2.30pm.

Earlier, Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was the first to arrive in a heavily escorted motorcade at 11.03am, entering the palace compound through the main gate.

Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar was seen entering the palace in a gold Audi sedan at 12.02pm.

Representative of the Perlis Ruler Raja Muda Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalulail and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohammad Zuki Ali arrived at 1.59pm and 2pm respectively.

Kedah Regent Sultan Sallehuddin Badlishah arrived at 2.08pm followed by Terengganu Ruler Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin at 2.19pm.

At 2.20pm, Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj arrived followed by Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at 2.33pm.

Negri Sembilan Regent Yamtuan Besar Tuanku Mukhriz Tuanku Munawir’s motorcade arrived at 3.40pm.

Only the Kelantan regent’s motorcade had yet to be sighted at the time of writing.

Sources said the meeting would start with a briefing by the IGP, Defence Forces chief, chief secretary to the government, as well as the Health Ministry on the pandemic.

The King also had audience with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as well the chairman and several members of the Special Independent Committee on Emergency 2021 yesterday.

Last week, a total of 18 political party leaders were granted audiences with the King, either face-to-face or virtually.

The Conference of Rulers meeting is the second to be held at Istana Negara since Sultan Abdullah ascended the federal throne on January 31, 2019.

The first meeting was held on October 25 last year.

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