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Agong sees four political leaders on second day of meets

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Modified 10 Jun 2021, 10:47 am

On the second day, a number of senior politicians are scheduled to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the Istana Negara.

Yesterday, the Agong met with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as part of a weekly pre-cabinet meeting before then holding audiences with opposition leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu.

It is understood that the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the ending of the emergency are among the issues expected to be discussed at the meetings.

Malaysiakini reports from the ground.


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Reporting by Annabelle Lee and M Fakhrull Halim. Photographs by Mukhriz Hazim. Social media updates by Wan Irdina.

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4.30pm: Langkawi MP Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he proposed the idea of establishing a National Operations Council (NOC) during his audience with the Agong earlier today.

He reveals so during an online press conference about the meeting.

The former prime minister opines that such a council - known in Malay as Majlis Gerakan Negara (Mageran) - would be able to address the present political instability.

He offers to serve on such a council if it is established but is sceptical about his chances.


Warisan leader exits the palace

4.20pm: A grey Range Rover belonging to Warisan president Shafie Apdal leaves the palace.

The car drives off accompanied by two police outriders.

He does not stop to address the media.

Shafie spent about an hour in the Istana... 

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