—(1) Except as provided by this Constitution, the President shall, in the exercise of his functions under this Constitution or any other written law, act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or of a Minister acting under the general authority of the Cabinet.
(2) The President may act in his discretion in the performance of the following functions:
the appointment of the Prime Minister in accordance with Article 25;
the withholding of consent to a request for a dissolution of Parliament;
the withholding of concurrence under Article 144 to any guarantee or loan to be given or raised by the Government;
the exercise of his functions under section 12 of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (Cap. 167A); and
any other function the performance of which the President is authorised by this Constitution to act in his discretion.
(3) The President shall consult the Council of Presidential Advisers before performing any of his functions under Articles 22, 22A(1), 22B(2) and (7), 22C(1), 22D(2) and (6), 142(1A), 144, 148A, 148B and 148G.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in clause (3), the President may, in his discretion, consult the Council of Presidential Advisers before performing any of his functions referred to in clause (2)(c) to (i).
(5) The Legislature may by law make provision to require the President to act after consultation with, or on the recommendation of, any person or body of persons other than the Cabinet in the exercise of his functions other than —
functions exercisable in his discretion; and
functions with respect to the exercise of which provision is made in any other provision of this Constitution.