Saravanan arrives at the palace

Saravanan arrives at the palace

PUCHONG: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will meet with 114 MPs today, all of whom were previously part of or aligned to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

The monarch is expected to verify the MPs support for Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob to become prime minister.

MIC Deputy president Datuk Seri M Saravanan and MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong along with Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein just arrived at the palace to have an audience with the King at 3.10pm.

All of them will only nominate one name as their pick for prime minister’s candidate and that is Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Bersatu MPs who came for their 1pm audience have left in a bus. Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is seen waving to reporters from the white Toyota Landcruiser as he leaves Istana Negara.