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TRUE LEADER OF OUR NATION
Ref: Malaysiakini & Malaysia Today
The Position of The Yang di-Pertuan Agong (and the others in order of priority)
1. Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
2. Raja Permaisuri Agong.
3. Nine (9) Rulers and Acting Rulers.
4. Four (4) Yang Dipertua Negeri.
5. Former Raja Permaisuri Agong receiving Royal pension from the Federal Government.
6. Prime Minister.
7. Deputy Prime Minister.
7A. Courtesy – Heir Apparent (Tengku Mahkota/ Raja Muda).
8. Members of the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (D.M.N.).
9. Members of the Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (S.M.N.).
10. Members of the Seri Setia Mahkota (S.S.M.)
10A. Courtesy – 10A. The Four Dato Undang of Negeri Sembilan and Tengku Besar Tampin, Negeri Sembilan.
11. Chief Justice of the Federal Court.
12. President of the Senate.
13. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
14. Former Prime Ministers.
15. Former Deputy Prime Ministers.
16. Members of the Cabinet.
17. Secretary to the Cabinet Chief Secretary to the Government.
17A. Courtesy – Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers.
19. Chief of the Armed Forces Staff.
20. Inspector-General of Police.
Full write-up from Malaysia-Today here
Fallacy: The Prime Minister’s wife is the ‘First Lady.
Fact: The Raja Permaisuri Agong is the ‘First Lady’ (Article 32.2).
Fallacy: The previous Prime Minister has no power/authority.
Fact: The previous Prime Minister is above the Cabinet Members (Menteris Besar/Chief Ministers), Chief Secretary, Attorney-General, Chief of the Armed Forces Staff, and the Inspector-General of Police.
Fallacy: The Agong must appoint the Prime Minister from amongst the leadership of the political party with the majority seats in Parliament.
Fact: The Agong can act on his discretion in the appointment of the Prime Minister (Article 39).
Fallacy: The Agong must dissolve Parliament once the Prime Minister advices him to do so.
Fact: The Agong can withhold consent for the dissolution of Parliament (Article 39).
Fallacy: The Agong cannot interfere in the running of the country.
Fact: The Agong can declare an emergency if he is satisfied it is prudent to do so (Article 150). Under this emergency proclamation, the Agong can issue other proclamations which will be above judicial review and unchallengeable in court even if it violates the Constitution.
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