King Attends Meeting of Conference of Rulers

KUALA LUMPUR, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, attended the 254th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara on the second day today.

His Majesty was accompanied by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The meeting was chaired by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

All the Malay Rulers, except the sultans of Kelantan and Pahang, attended the meeting. Kelantan was represented by the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan, Tengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra Sultan Ismail Petra, and Pahang, by the Tengku Muda of Pahang, 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.

Yesterday, before the meeting convened, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah took the salute before an inaugural guard-of-honour at the main square of Istana Negara.

The introduction of the guard-of-honour, mounted by three officers and 103 men of the 1st Battalion Royal Malay Regiment, is on the initiative of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah.

The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal said in a statement that Chief of Defence Forces Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin briefed the meeting on national defence and Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador gave a briefing on national security.

The meeting also discussed matters regarding the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Chief Judge of Malaya and judges of the superior courts, the statement said.

It said the meeting also discussed the appointment of the deputy chairman and members of the Public Service Commission, the appointment of members of the Education Service Commission and matters associated with Islam.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia