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Malaysia GE2022: King asks party leaders to show him they have numbers to form new govt by 2pm on Nov 21

KUALA LUMPUR — With Malaysia’s parliament hung, the king on Sunday (Nov 20) ordered coalition and party leaders to notify Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun of their numbers to form a new government by 2pm on Monday.

Malaysia king Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah wants the political parties to state clearly their respective prime minister candidates.
Malaysia king Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah wants the political parties to state clearly their respective prime minister candidates.

KUALA LUMPUR — With Malaysia’s parliament hung, the king on Sunday (Nov 20) ordered coalition and party leaders to notify Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun of their numbers to form a new government by 2pm on Monday.

He also told them to state clearly their respective prime minister candidates, Comptroller of the Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in a statement as the post-election impasse continued.

“The head of the political parties and the head of the coalition of political parties will be asked by Tan Sri Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat to state their respective agreements and to submit the name of a member of the Dewan Rakyat who has the trust of the majority of members, and to nominate a candidate to be the prime minister of Malaysia before 2pm on Monday, Nov 21, 2022.

“In accordance with Article 40(2)(a) and Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, it is also informed that His Majesty's order of consent and decision regarding the formation of a new government and the appointment of the Prime Minister through the process that has been explained is final,” he said.

The 15th general election ended on Saturday with both the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalitions claiming to have enough numbers in the 222-seat Parliament to form government.

PH currently has 82 seats while PN have 73. The Barisan Nasional coalition, which had pushed for national polls to be held this year ahead of the GE14 expiry next year, garnered only 30 seats. MALAY MAIL

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