Covid-19: Agong decrees all mosques hold 'solat hajat'

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri´ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today decreed all mosques nationwide to hold the 'solat hajat' (prayer of need) and 'doa selamat'.

Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said the King's decree aims to seek protection from Allah S.W.T for Malaysians to stem the transmission of Covid-19 in the country.

"His Majesty's decree comes following the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sabah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya; and due to the emergence of new Covid-19 clusters in Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Labuan," he said in a statement today.

Ahmad Fadil said Al-Sultan Abdullah also called on Malaysians to play their part and abide by the new norms and standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the transmission of Covid-19.

"On this auspicious Friday, His Majesty calls on the people to pray for Malaysia to be blessed with peace, harmony and for the well-being of all Malaysians," he said.

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