Najib express gratitude to Tuanku Mizan


(Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today conveyed his heartfelt thanks to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin over His Majesty’s concern that illegal street demonstrations should not be carried out in the country because they could threaten peace and harmony.

“I wish to express thanks to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan for his great concern to ensure that there will not be any incidents which can jeopardise the peace and security of our country.
“Upon his great and deep sense of responsibility and concern, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had ordered all quarters against holding illegal street demonstrations that have been planned for July 9.
 “I wish to thank all parties who have heeded the advice of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and hence, no street demonstrations will be held on July 9,” he said.
He told this to reporters after chairing a meeting of the governing council of Malaysia Innovation Agency here today.
The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) which had intended to organise the illegal street demonstrations on July 9 has now changed its plans and will instead hold a gathering in a stadium.
The U-turn came about after its chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara today.