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Constitution of Malaysia, Article 38: Conference of Rulers

(1) There shall be a Majlis Raja-Raja (Conference of Rulers), which shall be constituted in accordance with the Fifth Schedule.

(2) The Conference of Rulers shall exercise its functions of
(a) electing, in accordance with the provisions of the Third Schedule, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong;
(b) agreeing or disagreeing to the extension of any religious acts, observances or ceremonies to the Federation as a whole; [...]

(6) The members of the Conference of Rulers may act in their discretion in any proceedings relating to the following functions, that is to say& mdash;
(a) the election or removal from office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the election of the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong;
(b) the advising on any appointment;
(c) the giving or withholding of consent to any law altering the boundaries of a State or affecting the privileges, position, honours or dignities of the Rulers; or
(d) the agreeing or disagreeing to the extension of any religious acts, observances or ceremonies to the Federation as a whole.

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