Party Leaders Summoned to Istana Negara

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Several political party leaders have been summoned to Istana Negara following the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s audience with PKR president Anwar Ibrahim this morning.


So far, MIC president SA Vigneswaran and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng have received their invitations.

Guan Eng’s audience with the Agong is on Wednesday (Oct 14).

However, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassin said they did not receive any such an invitation.

This afternoon, the Agong granted an audience to Gua Musang MP and Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

In a press conference today, Anwar said the King would be calling all political party leaders to provide their input on the matter concerning their support for him.

Anwar also claimed he has the majority of more than 120 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat.

“As promised in my previous press conference, I have fulfilled my part in presenting to His Majesty the documents with regards to a formidable majority of elected representatives that are in support of me.

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“I, therefore, urge all parties to give His Majesty an opportunity and space to fulfil his responsibilities in accordance with the Federal Constitution to go through the documents with Tuanku’s wisdom and to call political party leaders to affirm said documents,” he said.

When asked, Anwar said the documents comprised statutory declarations (SD) and affirmed documents from political party leaders.

Anwar’s audience today was to convince the Agong that he has enough support from MPs in the Dewan Rakyat to take over the running of the government from Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional.

On September 23, Anwar claimed to have enough support in the Dewan Rakyat with a “strong, convincing” majority of MPs said to be backing him in his bid to unseat the PN administration.

Previously, Muhyiddin affirmed that he remained the rightful prime minister until a time that Anwar could demonstrate that he has gained the confidence of the majority of federal lawmakers.