So far none of the PH and PN leader have received the majority support from MPs to be appointed as PM
by S BIRRUNTHA / pic MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has granted an audience to both Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (picture) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Istana Negara at 4.30pm.
In a statement today, Istana Negara said the decision was made after no MP received a simple majority to be appointed as the Prime Minister (PM) as provided under Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.
According to Istana Negara, no majority support was obtained after Yang di-Pertuan Agong implemented the verification process for the support submitted to the Istana Negara by the leaders of parties and political coalitions.
“This process (confirmation) is intended so that His Majesty can make a decision to appoint an MP who in His Majesty’s opinion may gain the support of the majority MP to be appointed as PM, in accordance with Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.
“After presenting the results of the confirmation of the PM candidate, it was found that no MP has received the majority support of the MPs, as provided for in Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.
“As such, His Majesty has granted an audience to both PH and PN leaders at 4.30pm,” it noted.
His Majesty also asked the people to be patient and calm until the process of forming a new government and the PM nomination completes.
Earlier, Umno VP Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also tweeted that Barisan Nasional Supreme Council has decided that they will not be supporting any coalition, whether PH or PN, in the formation of the new government.