KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s official birthday was celebrated differently this year as Malaysians embraced the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although all celebrations have been postponed in accordance with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), greetings and well-wishes had been pouring in for the King, both from leaders and the people across the country, as well as from foreign envoys.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, representing the entire nation, was among the first to wish happy birthday to the King via his Twitter and Facebook post yesterday.
“We pray that Your Majesty will be given the strength and blessing to continue to remain on the throne with great dignity, sovereignty and prosperity,’’ he wrote.
Despite the postponement of his birthday celebrations, the Al-Sultan Abdullah is expected to continue with his tradition to inspire and reach out to those in need, such the people at centres for the homeless, orphanage and old folks homes, as the people’s wellbeing has always been the King’s top priority.