UMNO Youth chief’s turn to ‘pay homage’ to Agong for some words of wisdom

LESS than a week after KK Super Mart founder Datuk Seri Dr Chai Kee Kan met up with His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim King of Malaysia over the socks with Allah inscription controversy, UMNO Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh alongside two UMNO top brass had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) this afternoon (April 9).

The two UMNO leaders were its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and the party’s Melaka UMNO liaison chairman Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh.

Joining the UMNO trio at the National Palace was DAP’s deputy secretary-general Liew Chin Tong.

ONE FOR THE ALBUM: (From left) Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim King of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh and Liew Chin Tong

According to a Facebook post by Sultan Ibrahim, the face-to-face session was focused on current developments related to religious and racial sensitivity issues.

“I would like to advise all parties to focus on inviting the people towards unity instead of dividing them. I want to see the people united in harmony,” asserted Sultan Ibrahim.

“I hope that political leaders are not extreme in giving views on religious and racial issues. Not only UMNO and DAP but also all parties. Leaders must act as the bridge or link between the plural society in our country with exemplary matured behaviour.”

The Agong further contended that recent spate of unpleasant events in recent times should open the eyes of all parties that every layer of the people has a responsibility to safeguard the unity of the country.

“Cohesive unity among the people will be the catalyst for Malaysia’s universal well-being. Ahead of this glorious Hari Raya, forgive each other and open a new chapter,” decreed Sultan Ibrahim.

Earlier, Dr Akmal who has been instrumental in championing a blanket boycott of 881 KK Super Mart outlets nationwide posted on his FB page that he alongside Mohamad Hasan and Rauf had been decreed to meet Sultan Ibrahim.

“I uphold the order on the advice of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim King of Malaysia to maintain the harmony within the country as well as to preserve the sanctity of Islam so that the on-going polemic can be calmed down,” noted the Merlimau state assemblyman.

“I prayed that His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim King of Malaysia will be blessed with strength and health and continue to reside on the throne and be able to rule the country with full sovereignty and greatness.”

Interestingly, for once the word “boycott” was missing from the vocabulary of the Melaka state executive councillor in-charge of rural development, agriculture and food security. – April 9, 2024

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