The conference will seek a decision that is in the interest of the people and the country, and he urged the public to remain calm while a solution is sought, he said in a statement on Wednesday.
This is so the king can get the views of other rulers before making a decision on the appointment of a prime minister, he said.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, with nine sultans, or rulers, who head their respective states and act as religious leaders, taking turns serving as king for a five-year term.
The conference follows several meetings between the king and the leaders of the main political parties, so far without a solution having been reached.
Malaysia has been in a state of limbo following indecisive early national poll results conducted last Saturday, with none of the major coalitions or political parties able to secure enough seats in the lower house of the country’s parliament to form a new government. ■