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Sultan has final say over Johor snap polls, says lawyer
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PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Johor has the final say on whether the state legislature will be dissolved and snap elections held, a lawyer said.

Bastian Pius Vendargon said that under the state constitution, only the menteri besar, in his capacity as the head of the executive, can approach the ruler to request for a dissolution.

“As stated under the Second Part of Article 7, the Sultan has the discretion whether to accept the menteri besar’s request to dissolve the legislature,” he told FMT.

Vendargon said this in response to a statement by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob that he will leave it to the state government to decide whether snap polls should take place.

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