Pakatan council says Dr M's call for special Parliament session inappropriate

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan presidential council has said that it was inappropriate for the interim Prime Minister to have preceded the Yang di-Pertuan Agong by calling for a special Parliament session on March 2 to determine the next prime minister.

"The announcement to call for the special session challenges the rights and powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"It is known that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is scheduled to meet with the other Malay Kings to discuss the issue," it said in a statement Thursday (Feb 27) night.

It also called on all parties to observe the discretion and authority of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the matter.

On Thursday, interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that a special Dewan Rakyat sitting will be convened on March 2 to determine who will be the next prime minister.

He said that if the Dewan Rakyat failed to determine who should be prime minister, a snap election would be called.

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