Deadline for Malaysia coalitions to present numbers, propose PM candidates extended to Tuesday: Palace
21 November, 2022
The deadline has been extended for Malaysia's political coalitions to present their numbers to form the government and propose their prime minister candidates to the national palace.
The coalitions will now have until 2pm on Tuesday (Nov 22) to do so. The 24-hour deadline extension was announced by the Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara,Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin on Monday afternoon. He said that the deadline extension was due to requests by heads of parties and coalitions, who asked for more time to submit the required statutory declarations.
Parties initially had until 2pm on Monday to put forward their candidates and numbers.
The Malaysian king also called on members of the public to be patient and stay calm until the formation of a new government and the appointment of the country’s 10th prime minister was completed.