ISKANDAR PUTERI: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has reminded all state representatives that this is not the time for fighting to obtain political or personal gains.
The ruler said as elected leaders, state representatives should show a good example to the people by maintaining conduct and discipline during the assembly so that the Johor Assembly could became an example for other states.
"All state representatives should work together to help people badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Now is not the time for fighting to obtain political mileage or personal gain as this will only lead to the emergence of a dangerous virus called disunity," said Sultan Ibrahim.
He said the virus had spread among political leaders where power struggles occurred, causing concern among the people.
This, he added, would only lead to political instability and affect the economic development of the country in the end.
"Those infected by this virus would ignore the interest of the people as long as they achieve what they wanted for their own interest.
"This virus is easily spread through social media, and facilitated by agents and cyber troopers who act as instigators by raising sensational issues to insight hatred among the people towards political leaders.
"I hope this virus can be contained so that we can maintain this harmony and unity that we have built over the years," said Sultan Ibrahim.
The ruler said this in his address at the opening of the third session of the Johor State Assembly at the Sultan Ismail Building here.
In the address, Sultan Ibrahim also paid tribute to the frontliners and all those involved in containing the spread of Covid-19.
"I would also like to thank the federal and state governments for providing the necessary aid to the people who are facing this unexpected challenge."
All 56 state representatives were present at the proceeding, including Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Gambir asssmblyman.
Source: New Straits Times