PM’s appointment unresolved as Agong wants to meet 30 BN reps first

AS THE impasse on the appointment of Malaysia’s 10th prime minister lingers on, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has instructed the 30 ‘new’ MPs of Barisan Nasional (BN) to appear individually at Istana Negara at 10.30am tomorrow (Nov 23).

This exercise is deemed as a follow-up to the meeting of Sultan Abdullah with the coalition heads of both Pakatan Harapan (PH) (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) at Istana Negara at 4.30pm today.

“This process is intended for the YDPA to reach a decision to appoint a Dewan Rakyat member who according to His Majesty’s the King discretion, is capable of commanding the trust of majority of the Dewan Rakyat members as PM as provided by Article 43(2) (a) of the Federal Constitution,” Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin pointed out in a media statement.

“The YDPA urges and advises every Malaysian to be patient and calm till the process of forming a new government and appointment of the country’s future 10th PM is completed.”

Earlier, Anwar who is also the PKR president told the media converging at the national palace that no decision has been reached pertaining to who will be the next Malaysian PM.

In a jest, he said there was a still a “vacancy” for the PM’s post which is “open for application”.

Anwar who recently won the Tambun parliamentary seat said Sultan Abdullah has also expressed his desire for the formation of a strong government that is more inclusive in terms of race, religion and region.

“That would allow the government to focus on resolving the problems of the rakyat and to resuscitate our economy,” he justified. “Of course, I expressed my gratitude to His Majesty by saying we will do our best by digesting his advice and will wait for the final decision from him.” – Nov 22, 2022


Subscribe and get top news delivered to your Inbox everyday for FREE