Fifty-six Johor state legislative assemblypersons were summoned for an audience with Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, at Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim, Bukit Timbalan near Johor Baru, apparently in connection with the current political developments in the state.
Observations by Bernama found that vehicles conveying the assemblypersons began arriving at Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim as early as 1.05pm.
Sultan Ibrahim arrived at the building at 2.44pm, followed by Johor Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal seven minutes later.
At 3.25pm, the vehicle bearing the Regent of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, entered the compound.
Earlier, among the state legislators who attended the meeting were International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairperson Jimmy Puah Wee Tse (Bukit Batu), Education, Health and Human Resources Committee chairperson Aminolhuda Hassan (Parit Yaani), and Youth, Sports and Culture Committee chairperson Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar (Semerah).
Muhyiddin Yassin (Gambir), who is Pagoh MP and Bersatu president, was present as well.
State legislative assembly opposition leader Hasni Mohammad (Benut) was also spotted.
It was confirmed that several assemblypersons were unable to be present as they were in Kuala Lumpur in the wake of the national political imbroglio.
Among them were Salahuddin Ayub (Simpang Jeram), who is also Pulai MP and Parti Amanah Negara deputy president; as well as Mazlan Bujang (Puteri Wangsa), who is also Johor Bersatu chairman.
The Johor state legislative assembly has 56 seats, out of which both Umno and DAP have 14 each, Bersatu (11), Amanah (nine), PKR (five), MIC (two) and PAS (one). — Bernama