Govt, opposition factions meeting today, possible ‘reorganisation’ at the top

Govt, opposition factions meeting today, possible ‘reorganisation’ at the top

PETALING JAYA: Speculation is rife today that the government may get ‘reorganised’ following a tense meeting during the Pakatan Harapan presidential council leaders last Friday.

Supporters of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali met up in a private meeting earlier today at the Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel.

Also seen at the hotel were several leaders from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM). They have all refused to divulge any details on the meeting but would hold a press conference later today.

Among those sighted were ministers Zuraida Kamaruddin, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Baru Bian.

It was speculated that those aligned with Azmin will meet Bersatu supremo Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad later, who is also holding a meeting with his fellow party members.

Azmin has openly attacked the heir-apparent to the premiership, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the past and voiced support for Mahathir to continue helming the nation until the next general election.

Last Friday, the Pakatan leadership had decided to grant Mahathir wide discretion to announce his own retirement date, as opposed to quitting in May.

It was said that the ruling coalition decided against pressuring Mahathir after the latter said that he had Statutory Declarations from 138 MPs to support his premiership, adding that he would not hesitate to form a new pact with the opposition to continue running the country.

On Anwar’s side, those aligned to the former deputy prime minister has called for the public to hold a gathering at his residence in Bukit Segambut to show solidarity.

The opposition pact, Muafakat Nasional team is also planning to hold a press conference later today, suspected in regards to the possibility of the government getting ‘reorganised’.

Muafakat’s partner, PAS had always opposed the power transition plan between Anwar and Mahathir and had voiced support for the latter to continue until the next general election.

They even called for motion of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat in favour of Mahathir. However, they aborted the plan after the decision made in the Friday meeting.

On related matter, The Leaders Online was informed that Mahathir would be having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. However, the date has yet to be ascertained.

“Not sure what the meeting with Agong is all about but it could happen as soon as tomorrow,” said the source.

By G Vinod