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King should ask for Federal Court’s opinion, says Kit Siang
PETALING JAYA: A senior MP has suggested that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong obtain the opinion of the Federal Court on whether the constitution allows for a proclamation of a state of emergency and suspension of Parliament to enable the prime minister to resolve his political problems.

The suggestion came from DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who is Iskandar Puteri MP. However, he did not elaborate on the matter.

Article 130 of the Federal Constitution states that the King may refer any question to the Federal Court for an opinion as to the effect of any provision of the constitution which has arisen or appears likely to arise.

Under the constitution, the King may declare a state of emergency if he is satisfied “that a grave emergency exists whereby the security, or the economic life, or public order in the Federation or any part thereof is threatened”.

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