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KUALA LUMPUR: Any advice by the prime minister to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament for an untenable reason can be challenged in court, a retired judge said.

Gopal Sri Ram said the same point came up for a decision in the case of Miller v Boris Johnson (the British prime minister), in which the Supreme Court struck down the advice to the queen to prorogue Parliament.

“Here, we have a written constitution and our position is stronger than that in England,” Sri Ram said.

In the UK, he said, it is Parliament that is supreme since it does not have a written constitution like Malaysia.

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