PH accuses Mahathir of pre-empting Agong on next PM

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PETALING JAYA – The Pakatan Harapan presidential council accused Dr Mahathir Mohamad of interfering with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the selection of next PM.

The interim prime minister revealed yesterday that the king has yet to decide on who commands the majority to form the next government.

“The announcement to call for the special parliamentary session challenges the rights and powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.” the coalition’s presidential council said in a press statement

“He cannot find anyone with a distinct majority,” Mahathir said after announcing the economic stimulus package at the Prime Minister’s Office According to Article 40(2)(a) of the federal constitution, the appointment of the prime minister is solely the discretion of the Agong.

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