Agong To Meet Council Of Rulers Tomorrow After Meeting BN And GPS Leaders Today
The Agong had met separately with leaders of BN and GPS earlier today to try and solve the issue of a hung parliament and the appointment of a new Prime Minister.
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Malaysia’s Council of Rulers, which comprises the royal heads of states, will meet tomorrow, says Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Seri Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.
This follows separate meetings between the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and leaders of BN and GPS today.
In a statement, Ahmad Fadil said tomorrow’s meeting was for the Agong to consult with the other Kings in the appointment of a Prime Minister following the 15th General Election.
After consulting with political party and coalition leaders, the Agong has so far found that none of the Prime Minister candidates currently hold a majority of support in Parliament.
However, the most likely candidates at this time appear to be PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin said the Agong had mooted a unity government between PH and PN, as the former holds 82 seats and the latter 73, for a combined 155 seats which is well over the 112 needed to form the government.
However, Muhyiddin, who was joined by PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang at the palace and later at a press conference outside his home, had declined.
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