Asking Agong to form unity govt will set a dangerous precedent, say experts

Raevathi Supramaniam

Constitutional experts say a unity government is not the answer to the country’s current political crisis, which needs to be viewed from a legal rather than a political standpoint. – EPA pic, August 20, 2021.

THE call by Malaysians for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to form a unity government instead of appointing a prime minister based on majority support will set a dangerous precedent for the democratic process, constitutional experts said.

They said in order to solve the current political crisis, Malaysia should look for legal solutions rather than a convenient one for short-term gain.

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