KUALA LUMPUR : Various media agencies started camping in front of Gates 1 and 2 of the Istana Negara, here, since this morning.
It is to await the arrival of the party leader and the leader of the political coalition who were asked to present their Prime Ministerial candidate to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah before 2pm this afternoon.
As of 12 noon today, the situation was a little quiet at the Main Gate of the Istana Negara as most of the media practitioners gathered at Gate 2 to await the presence of the leaders involved to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, today.
Yesterday, Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja, Istana Negara, Datuk Seri Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin was reported to have said that the agreed political party coalition must submit the name of a member of the Dewan Rakyat who has received the trust of the majority following the political party coalition to become the candidate for Prime Minister.
He said the Istana Negara had received the official results of the 15th General Election (GE-15) from the Election Commission (SPR) at 1.15pm yesterday.
According to him, the document presented by EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh clearly stated that no political party managed to obtain a simple majority of Parliament seats to form a new government.
Earlier, the media reported that the Malaysian Parliament can now be considered to be in a state of limbo after the EC announced that no party obtained a majority of more than 50 percent of the 219 contested seats in GE-15, yesterday.
EC Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh announced that Pakatan Harapan (PH) won 82 seats, followed by Perikatan Nasional (PN) 73 seats, Barisan Nasional (BN) 30, Gabungan Sarawak Party (GPS) 22, Parti Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) six seats, Parti Warisan (three), Bebas (two) and Parti Bangsa Malaysia (one).-UTUSAN
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