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The Parliament building of Malaysia, on May 18, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Dewan Rakyat Speaker requests political parties to submit statutory declarations

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun has requested political parties that won a substantial number of seats in the 15th general election (GE15) to submit the names of parties and independent Members of Parliament who agree to be part of a coalition of at least 112 seats to form the Federal Government via statutory declarations.

He said he had informed the leaders and secretaries of the various parties through a letter today in accordance with the wishes of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

“They have been asked to name an MP from their coalition who will be the 10th Prime Minister through a statutory declaration by each MP in the coalition, which should be stated clearly,” Azhar said in a statement today.

The documents need to be sent to Istana Negara by 2pm tomorrow at the latest.

Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Datuk Seri Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin had earlier said in a statement today that the King was informed that no single party had successfully obtained a simple majority for Parliament.

He said the King instructed all political party and coalition leaders with a substantial number of seats to inform Istana Negara regarding their coalitions and prime ministerial candidates for a new government by 2pm tomorrow.

— Bernama

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