New Straits Times
‘Don’t politicise national security’
KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V yesterday said no one should politicise or trivialise the issue of national security.
He called on the government to boost efforts in ensuring the country’s security and expressed concern about threats that could be manifested in many forms.
“The government must continue to be vigilant, especially in enforcing cyberspace security, enhancing intelligence capabilities, increasing border patrols, as well as combating human trafficking.
“No one should politicise or trivialise the issue of national security,” he said.
He said the threat of drug abuse among youth and students was becoming more serious, and urged all parties to take preventive measures.
He said enforcement authorities must combat the threat more effectively.
He said this in his speech when officiating the first meeting of the sixth parliamentary session.
He was received on arrival at 10.45am by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Negara Speaker Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran.
He was also welcomed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
In his speech, the king expressed appreciation for the commitment of those who contributed to safeguarding the nation’s security, peace and sovereignty.
He said this allowed the country to progress and benefited the people.