Malay Rulers to meet on Tuesday to discuss Attorney-General appointment

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  • Sunday, 03 Jun 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Malay Rulers will deliberate on the appointment of the new Attorney General on Tuesday (June 5).

"By Royal Command, letters of invitation to their Royal Highnesses have been issued by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on June 1 to deliberate on this matter at Istana Negara on June 5," said Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad.

Syed Danial said Putrajaya and Istana Negara have not agreed on the termination of the service of the current Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Syed Danial also said they have yet to agree on the candidate for Apandi's replacement. 

"The Malay Rulers have been following this development and consider it their responsibility to help resolve this impasse," he said in a statement issued to The Star.

He highlighted Article 145 (1) and Article 145 (5) of the Federal Constitution stating the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's responsibility in the appointment of the Attorney-General.

Article 145 (1) states that "The Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall, on the advice of the Prime Minister, appoint a person who is qualified to be a judge of the Federal Court to be the Attorney-General for the Federation".

Article 145 (5) states that "the Attorney-General shall hold office during the pleasure of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and may at any time resign his office and, unless he is a member of the Cabinet, shall receive such remuneration as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong may determine".


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