KUALA LUMPUR – All Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Muafakat Nasional (MN) bloc will be having an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah di Istana Negara, this evening.
They will be stating their support and opinion during their audience with the King to facilitate the process of forming a new government by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) was automatically dissolved yesterday following the resignation of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister and Chairman of PH and their component party member, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) left the coalition along with 11 MPs from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Although the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had accepted the resignation of Dr Mahathir, His Majesty had also appointed him as the interim Prime Minister until the tallying of the support from the MPs are completed.
The MN bloc members such as the President of UMNO Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Deputy President of PAS Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had a special meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) at 12.00 pm today.
Also present were MPs such as Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Khairy Jamaluddin, Datut Bung Moktar Radin, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Rahman, Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
Besides that, the MP of Kuala Terengganu Ahmad Amzad Hashim, Bachok MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari and Tumpat MP Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi were also seen there.
They were all clad in Baju Melayu, black samping and songkok. They left PWTC in a bus at around 2.35 pm.
90 MPs will be having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara today. The remaining 131, not inclusive of Dr Mahathir, will be having and audience with His Majesty tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Comptroller of of the Royal Household for Istana Negara, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said that the interview process would be conducted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong himself and witnessed by the Chief Secretary of the Government, Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.
Each MP would be allocated about two to three minutes to state their opinion during the interview. -MalaysiaGazette