Muhyiddin’s meeting with PN leaders concludes

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Perikatan Nasional leaders have left Perdana Putra in Putrajaya after attending a special meeting with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

It is not known what was discussed during the meeting that ended about 7pm.

Reporters who were camped outside the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) were informed that those present at the meeting had left the premises through another gate.

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Earlier, it was reported that PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan was seen entering PMO at 3.40pm.

Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin arrived at 3.45pm, followed by MCA president Wee Ka Siong at 4.40pm.

Also seen was Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg after 4.40pm.

It is understood that the meeting was also attended by Gerakan president Datuk Dominic Lau and Sabah STAR president and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan.

Sources today said Muhyiddin will not resign but plans to request an earlier confidence vote that could be held next week.

Reportedly, there are plans for the vote to be held at a special Parliament meeting, to be called on August 18.

“Based on discussions so far, Muhyiddin plans to wait for the vote in Parliament first,” said the source who is also a parliamentarian.

“The plan is to hold the vote on August 18. Furthermore, it is within the prime minister’s jurisdiction to request dissolution,” a source was quoted as saying.

Reports circulated earlier today that Muhyiddin would announce this evening that he would seek the dissolution of Parliament.