PBS president Ongkili leaves Istana Negara after audience with King


PETALING JAYA: PBS president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has left Istana Negara after an audience with the King.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak affairs) is believed to have met Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at 3pm for about half an hour.

Ongkili is the third and last political leader to meet the King on Friday (June 11).

This is expected to conclude a three-day series of face-to-face meetings between His Majesty and political party leaders from both sides.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak is expected to have a video audience with the King on Monday (June 14).

Earlier, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and MIC president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran met the King.

On Thursday (June 10), the King had met Parti Pejuang Tanah Air pro tem chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

These meetings followed audiences with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu.

The King had scheduled audiences with several political leaders beginning Wednesday (June 9), to deliberate the current political landscape amidst the Emergency Proclamation that is due to expire on Aug 1 and the Covid-19 situation.

After meeting with political leaders, the King is expected to hold another special meeting involving the Malay Rulers on Wednesday (June 16), which is the second such meeting being held by the King.

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