Audiences with the King today

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For the second day, a number of senior politicians met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the Istana Negara.

Yesterday, the Agong met with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as part of a weekly pre-cabinet meeting before then holding audiences with opposition leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu.

It is understood that the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the ending of the emergency are among the issues discussed at the meetings.

The first to meet with the Agong today was PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who arrived at Istana Negara in a black Toyota sports utility vehicle at 10.20am.

More than an hour later, Tuan Ibrahim’s car was seen exiting Istana Negara.

Following his audience with the Agong, Tuan Ibrahim said they had discussed “Covid-19 issues, the emergency and Parliament sitting”.

In a statement on Facebook, he said he represented PAS on behalf of president Abdul Hadi Awang, who is hospitalised at the National Heart Institute.

“His Majesty was very open and friendly during the discussion, but he was serious when talking about issues on Covid-19 cases that are happening.

“PAS is part of the government and will continue to support the (government’s) stance in handling the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said, thanking the Agong for his time.

Second to meet the king today was MCA president Wee Ka Siong, who arrived at the palace in a white sports utility vehicle at 11.54am.

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Riding in a white Toyota Vellfire, the transport minister entered through Gate 2 of the palace.

Wee is also the first BN component party representative to meet the Agong.

He left the palace at 12.51pm.

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Langkawi MP and pro-tem chairperson of Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang), which has yet to obtain a registration from the Registrar of Societies (ROS), arrived at Istana Negara in a grey Proton X70 at 1.59pm.

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Escorted by two police outriders, he left the palace an hour later.

To round off the second day of audiences with the Agong, Warisan president Shafie Apdal arrived at 3.15pm.

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The Semporna MP left the palace in a grey Range Rover, accompanied by two police outriders, at 4.20pm.

Umno president Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, is set to have an audience with the King on Friday (June 11) morning.