KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — The Malaysia King will hold a special meeting with fellow Malay Rulers tomorrow (24 Nov), following the impasse in the formation of a federal government.

The special meeting of The Conference of Rulers will be held at Istana Negara at 10.30 am tomorrow.

Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara issued a statement, saying the purpose of the meeting is for Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to seek opinions from fellow Malay rulers to come to a decision that would be in the interest of the people and the country.

He said the King also met with representatives from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) members of parliament (MPs) separately this morning.

Ahmad Fadil added that His Majesty wished for the rakyat (people) to pray and remain calm until the process of the formation of the new government is completed.

“The people have made their choice in electing their representatives. It is now up to the elected representatives to end the political impasse.”

Following the conclusion of GE15,  Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition garnered 82 parliamentary seats while Perikatan National (PN) led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin gained 73 seats.

Both coalitions fall short of the simple majority of 112 seats after BN decided to remain in the opposition, refusing to join hands with either PH or PN.

On 22 Nov, Malaysia King summoned the leaders of the two coalitions, trying to put up a unity government comprising PH and PN but has failed so far.

While Anwar said His Majesty expressed his desire to form a strong and inclusive government, Muhyiddin Yassin said he rejected Agong’s proposal for a unity government between his coalition and PH.

BN, GPS MPs had audience with Agong

After the audience with both PN and PH leaders, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong also summoned 30 BN MPs to Istana Negara on Wednesday (23 Nov) morning.

BN top leaders, including BN chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan had attended to Istana Negara.

Representatives from GPS coalition, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and GPS secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi have also been seen by media entering the Royal Palace this morning.

According to The Star, Ahmad Zahid confirmed that the King has advised BN MPs to be part of a unity government.

GPS had earlier announced that they will leave it to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to decide on who the next prime minister should be.

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