Agong asks MPs to choose PM or call for fresh polls

Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah speaks to members of the press outside Istana Negara today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, February 25, 2020.

YANG Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today asked MPs to give him their preferred choice for prime minister, or indicate that Parliament should be dissolved for fresh elections, according to Kuala Krau MP Ismail Mohamed Said.

He told reporters about the audience with the king as he left the Istana Negara, where the head of state has been holding individual interviews with MPs since 2.30pm.

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  • Why not ask the people, who voted for their choice of the party to form the govt and the PM

    Posted 1 month ago by Maniraju Maruthai

    • And while he asked the rakyat, don't forget to order KFC as well.... as we queue up to register our choice....

      Posted 1 month ago by Philip Lim

  • Our Agong, in my opinion, has conducted himself and dealt with the situation like a world class head of state should. He has treated all parties with an audience to inquire of their view at his own initiative and not after a request is made for such a course of action. He has taken a proactive approach. He has conducted himself with impartiality, dignity and openness. My greatest of respect to him and his advisors.

    Posted 1 month ago by He Man