Harapan leaders urge Agong's intervention in judicial appointments

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Pakatan Harapan today petitioned the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V to refer the government's decision to extend tenures of the country's chief justice and the Court of Appeal president to the Federal Court.

Speaking to reporters outside Istana Negara, Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the only person accorded discretionary powers to do so under Article 130 of the Federal Constitution.

"Therefore all of us representing the four parties in Harapan, through this letter, urge the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to exercise his discretionary powers and refer the matter to the Federal Court for a decision on whether the re-appointments are valid or otherwise," said Mahathir who read from a joint letter signed by PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Parti Amanah Negara deputy president Mujahid Yusuf Rawa and DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang...

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