The most recent update from today’s three-way meeting between Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pakatan Harapan leader Anwar Ibrahim and Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yasin saw Anwar telling reporters that for now, no decision has been reached regarding the official election of the 10th Malaysian Prime Minister.
The politician has advised the public to await the Agong’s decision. He was quoted as saying, “There’s still a vacancy, and applications are open” when asked about the prime minister’s post.
Earlier today, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah called for the meeting which took place at 4.30 p.m.
FMT reported that according to Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, “The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has urged the populace to remain calm and patient until the new government is established and the country’s 10th prime minister is appointed.”
Fadil claimed that information on the alliance of political parties coming together to form the new government following the general election on Saturday was provided to Istana Negara.
According to the statement, “Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, verified the candidates believed to have majority support in the Dewan Rakyat in order to appoint a new Prime Minister in accordance with Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution,” after receiving the names of prime ministerial candidates.
However, it was discovered that none of the Dewan Rakyat members possess a simple majority to be appointed Prime Minister, thus complicating the situation.
On Saturday, it was confirmed that in the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat, PH won 82 seats, while PN got 73 seats on Saturday, falling far short of the simple majority of 112 necessary.
While no decision has been reached as of yet, numerous members the public, particularly netizens, have expressed their support for Anwar Ibrahim, endorsing him as the 10th PM.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that 30 MPs from Barisan Nasional have been summoned to Istana Negara for an audience with the Agong at 10.30AM tomorrow, in order to figure out who possesses “the confidence of the majority.”