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As flood polls loom, Agong's discretionary powers may come into play
Speculation that the 15th general election (GE15) will be held amid the monsoon season has raised questions on whether the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can withhold his consent to dissolve Parliament.

Article 40(2)(b) of the Federal Constitution states that the Agong may act at his discretion to withhold consent to a request to dissolve the legislature.

However, as there are no specific conditions attached to this clause, there are differing views in the legal fraternity on when the King can exercise this power...

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