Raslan Loong, Shen & Eow (Malaysia): Exploring the Royal Prerogative Under Article 150 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution

A recent attempt by the current Prime Minister of Malaysia to seek a royal proclamation of emergency under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution (“FC”) fell flat when Malaysia’s federal monarch the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (“YDPA”), as he is officially called,  declined to make the proclamation. If made, the YDPA would have paved the way for rule by decree, enabling the YDPA on the advice of the Cabinet, to enact ordinances having the force of law. MORE.

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