Despite having pass the 2 pm deadline for the nomination of PMs, it seems that no political party has managed to collect enough numbers to form the next federal government and Malaysians still have to wait.
As of 2.30 pm, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah returned to the National Palace and said that he has not received a single Statutory Declarations (SDs) from any political party leader.
“I cannot reveal anything because I haven’t seen anything (SDs) yet,” The Malaysian Gazette reported.
Meanwhile, his Highness also called on Malaysians to be patient and wait for him to decide on who should lead the country and form the government.
Saya belum terima apa-apa (SD). – Yang Di Pertuan Agong#MalaysiaGazette #RakyatMemilih #MGNews #PascaPRU15 pic.twitter.com/V9Jr9scpjX— Malaysia Gazette (@MalaysiaGazette) November 22, 2022
Malaysia need to move on
According to NST, Sultan Abdullah said it was important for the ongoing impasse to end, and for the country to move on. “We have to move on for the sake of the people,” his Highness said.
When asked if he would meet the elected representatives individually, Sultan Abdullah laughed it off.
Meanwhile, it is also unlikely that the King would extend the deadline for the respective coalitions to collect their support.
As of now, no coalitions have managed to secure the minimum number required to form the federal government.
It is reported that the Dewan Rakyat speaker is already inside the palace with the letters from the heads of the coalitions as requested by the Palace.