Agong to meet Malay rulers tomorrow morning to discuss political imbroglio, and who will be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister.
Senior lawyer Datuk Seri Dr Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos says the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is free to speak to the MPs and consult with his brother rulers to find the right man for premier, if GE15 results in a hung Parliament.
The turn of events in Malaysia at this juncture mirrors that of February 2020. This political saga, however, will not end tomorrow; expect this to be another draggy affair.
The Malay rulers may convene again at Istana Negara as early as next week, to discuss the revocation of the Emergency ordinances that has resulted in a constitutional crisis as Parliament’s special sitting on Monday has been postponed.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong confirmed today that he did not consent to the revocation of the Emergency ordinances, expressing that he was “very disappointed” with the statement made in Parliament on Monday that the government had revoked them.
Istana Negara reveals Malay rulers will meet on June 16. This announcement confirms Twentytwo13’s report, published last Friday, regarding such a meeting among the Sultans. All eyes will now be on the summit, which is said to be vital, given the state of affairs in Malaysia.
All eyes are on Malay rulers to see if they will meet once the total lockdown ends to discuss the state of affairs in Malaysia and the possibility of setting up a temporary government.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is not merely a rubber stamp of the collective opinion of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as the Federal Constitution states the King has discretion to make his own decisions, writes senior lawyer Datuk Seri Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos.
Amid political uncertainty, Malaysians should now realise the role and importance of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Pahang Royal Council scheduled to meet tomorrow as Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and son Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Abdullah will be bestowed with Tengku Ampuan Pahang and Tengku Mahkota titles respectively on Jan 29.