Official activities in conjunction with King’s birthday postponed, June 7 remains as public holiday

The statement from Istana Negara explaining the postponement of the King’s birthday celebration in order to curb the transmission of Covid-19.

KUCHING, May 28: All activities to be held in conjunction with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s official birthday scheduled for next month is postponed to a future date.

Istana Negara Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin in a statement today said the postponement was due to the increase in daily Covid-19 cases and new casualties as well as the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0.

“The postponement was based on the royal consent of His Majesty after taking into consideration the public health and safety as well as to protect the lives of the rakyat in order to stop the health crisis from worsening,” he said.

He added the royal consent was also taken as part of protective measures.

“All activities have been postponed to dates to be announced later,” he added.

Meanwhile, this is the second year that all activities held in conjunction with the King’s official birthday are postponed.

Nonetheless, Ahmad Fadil pointed out that June 7 will remain as an official public holiday in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s birthday. — DayakDaily