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Johor sultan wants more responsibilities as King

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor sworn in as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong - ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/THE STAR

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The sultan of Johor, who will be the next Agong (King), said in an interview with the Straits Times that he wants his role to include more responsibilities, including direct oversight over the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the national oil company Petronas.

In the interview, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar also talked about wanting to crack down on corruption.

This has opened up discussions around the role of the Agong, and the separation of powers.

BFM speaks to constitutional lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar about what the Federal Constitution allows for when it come to the Agong’s functions.

Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) deputy CEO Sudhagaran Stanley then talks about the call to battle corruption and what role we want to see the Agong take.

On the line are listeners who talk about how they see the role of a constitutional monarch within the country’s leadership.

Produced by: Wan Eizzul Islam, Sharmilla Ganesan and Sharaad Kuttan

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan and Sharaad Kuttan

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