Azmin to Check if Free to Attend PKR Meeting Tomorrow

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Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali will have to check his schedule to determine if he is free to attend PKR’s political bureau meeting tomorrow.

This is after PKR communications chief Fahmi Fadzil asked all leaders to attend to get the full details of Azmin’s meeting with Umno lawmakers at the latter’s residence in Putrajaya last night.

Earlier, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, when responding to a question, said Azmin, as party deputy president, should be present at the meeting.

Met in Parliament this afternoon, Azmin said he would need to check if there are official events for him to attend.

“If there is a need, I will explain (the meeting with Umno MPs).

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“I will check my schedule. Normally if I have no official duties, I attend party meetings,” he added.

Responding to a question, Azmin said he could not recall the number of times he had missed party meetings.

“Too much work. But I have all the records. If I am in the country and have no official government duties, I attend party programmes.

“But if there are government matters, it is my responsibility (to attend to them), whether overseas trips. It is important,” he added.

Since his re-election as PKR deputy president, Azmin had been absent from political bureau meetings, central leadership council meetings and retreats.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and former PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail pointedly commended Azmin for being able to make a meeting, even if it was with rival lawmakers.