The discretionary powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong: its significance to the workability of Malaysian government / Faez Razak, Hazralika Hamzah and Mohd Izuddin Mohamad

Razak, Faez and Hamzah, Hazralika and Mohamad, Mohd Izuddin (2009) The discretionary powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong: its significance to the workability of Malaysian government / Faez Razak, Hazralika Hamzah and Mohd Izuddin Mohamad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

As introduced by its title "The Discretionary Powers of The YDPA: Its Significance and Workability in the Malaysian Government", this project paper accumulates the discretionary powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong entrenched in the Malaysian Federal Constitution. Hence, determining its significance and workability in the Malaysian government. This research is done out of the proposition that the YDPA as a mere nominal head of the States. The objectives are of two: First, to determine the extend of his discretionary powers entrenched in Malaysian highest authority of Federal Constitution and second, to come up with the significance of his role through his discretionary powers to the workability of the Malaysian government to show that he is not just a mere symbol. Consequently, several discretionary powers have been identified. Firstly, the power to appoint the Prime Minister, secondly, the withholding of consent to a request for Parliament's dissolution, third, powers to convene the meeting of the Conference of Rulers, fourthly, powers to declare emergency, fifth, powers to grant pardon and finally, other residual and implied discretionary powers. As the research is done pertaining to these powers, the YDPA's significance is indeed apparent to the workability of the Malaysian governmental system. This can be deduced from the fact that, the YDPA is evidently regarded as someone who provides check and balance, as a mediator to the constitutional dispute and on certain points cater to the sociological needs of the public.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Razak, Faez
2007296382
Hamzah, Hazralika
2007294534
Mohamad, Mohd Izuddin
2007266988
Contributors:
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Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Hashim, Normawati
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Constitutional law
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Constitutional law > Form and structure of government
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Discretionary, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Malaysian, Government
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35881
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