Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Harun has asked the political parties that won a substantial number of seats in the 15th general election (GE15) to submit the names of parties and independent MPs who agree to be part of a coalition of at least 112 seats to form the federal government via statutory declarations.
He said he had informed the leaders and secretaries of the various parties through a letter yesterday in accordance with the wishes of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
"They have been asked to name an MP from their coalition who will be the 10th prime minister through a statutory declaration by each MP in the coalition, which should be stated clearly," he said in a statement.
Azhar said the documents needed to be sent to Istana Negara by 2pm on Monday at the latest.
Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin had earlier said in a statement that the King was informed that no single party had successfully obtained a simple majority for Parliament.
He said the King instructed all party and coalition leaders with a substantial number of seats to inform Istana Negara regarding their coalitions and prime ministerial candidates to form a new government by 2pm on Monday.