King’s speech proves legality of PN government, say its leaders

In his royal address on Monday, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said he exercised his constitutional power to resolve the political crisis triggered by the resignation of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional leaders have defended the legality of the administration citing the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s royal address at the Dewan Rakyat as proof.

“His majesty’s speech is clear evidence of the legality of the Perikatan Nasional government, formed based on the provisions of the Federal Constitution and the principles of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy practised in this country,” they said in a joint statement.

The statement was signed by PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin and the leaders of BN, PAS, GPS, PBS and STAR.

The leaders, in thanking the king for his address, said his words gave the government the strength and spirit to continue serving the people.

“The priority of the government is to fulfil the trust given to us to ensure the welfare of the people is looked after. As the government of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Perikatan Nasional will always adhere to his majesty’s wishes in always wanting the people’s wellbeing to be prioritised.”

In his royal address on Monday, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said he had exercised his constitutional power to resolve the political crisis triggered by the resignation of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that led to the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government and the appointment of Muhyiddin as prime minister.

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