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COMMENT | Following parliamentary convention makes Agong's task simpler
COMMENT | Our Yang di-Pertuan Agong is trying his best to come to a fair and just decision. It is an onerous task.

He had already met the two prime ministers-in-waiting. A serious discussion would have taken place - but, unfortunately, no decision could be made.

The Agong is now going to meet all the 30 elected BN MPs to determine which of the two claimants has the most appeal to form the next government. This is a tedious responsibility, taking too much of His Majesty’s time.

From the data available, it is going to be very close. No one group, on its own, can muster the 112 MPs needed to claim a simple majority. It is going to be a very tight race.

With the greatest respect and humility, I would like to propose that we follow the traditional parliamentary convention and appoint the leader whose party has the most seats... 

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