Malaysia: King to meet political party leaders this week, say sources

  • YANG di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is expected to meet political party leaders starting on 9 Jun 21, sources told The Malaysian Insight.
  • “However, the meeting is restricted to registered political parties only,” a government source told The Malaysian Insight.
  • He said this meant that Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Pejuang and Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman’s Muda will not be included.
  • However, the source did not disclose what is the agenda of the meetings.
  • Another source from Muda confirmed that they have not been included in the meetings.
  • Earlier on 7 Jun 21, Amanah-run news portal Malaysia Dateline also published a story that the king will meet with party leaders from 9-11 Jun 21.
  • “The meetings are on how to rebuild the country after the Perikatan Nasional government has failed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic satisfactorily,” said Malaysia Dateline.
  • Quoting sources, the news portal suggested that the meeting would be on how to rebuild the country by including all parties.
  • However, shortly thereafter it took down the story.

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