Sunday, September 25

Istana Negara to invite party leaders to nominate candidates for PM post


KUALA LUMPUR: Istana Negara will give a chance to political parties with representatives in the Dewan Rakyat to nominate candidates for the post of prime minister.

This was stated in a statement issued by the Comptroller of the Royal Household, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, today.

“Istana Negara will contact the heads of political parties with representatives in the Dewan Rakyat to give them an opportunity to nominate names of Dewan Rakyat members for the post of prime minister,” it said.

In the statement, Ahmad Fadil also touched on the interview Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah conducted with Members of Parliament over two days beginning Tuesday at Istana Negara.

“Based on the interview process, His Majesty has not yet gained confidence in any Dewan Rakyat member who, in his opinion, commands the majority support of Dewan Rakyat members to form the new government,” he added.

Ahmad Fadil also said Al-Sultan Abdullah had consented to the decision of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof not to call for a special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, March 2.

“His Majesty will continue with his efforts to find a solution that is consistent with the Federal Constitution for the sake of the people’s well-being and our beloved country,” he said. – Bernama