I do not intend to discuss the issue of songkok at this juncture but I need to clarify a question raised here.
It is not a requirement to wear songkok in the Chamber of the State Assembly for swearing-in ceremony, annual openning ceremony or meeting. It is only a requirement in the palace when seeking audience or attending function, except the state dinner or black tie dinner. This requirement has been made compulsory by HRH Sultan sometime in 2002.
I wish to emphasize again that this issue has not been an issue with the delay, if any, of the formation of the new coalition government now. Everything is in the progress.