Anwar rubbishes talk of royal audience, parliamentary coup against Dr M

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim has again dismissed rumours surrounding Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) promise to make him the eighth prime minister, this time denying that he had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara this morning.

The PKR president added that any meeting between him and the Agong was normal.

“I only saw the Agong three weeks ago, and that was a normal audience,” he told reporters at Parliament.

Anwar also denied attempts to oust Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the wake of PH’s defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election.

He likewise rubbished talk of a no-confidence motion being planned against Mahathir.

“How can I not know? I contact Muhyiddin Yassin, Mohamad Sabu, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng almost every day.

“This issue has not been raised at all, and there is no need to because our relationship in PH… is strong.”

Meanwhile, he hit out at ruling MPs whom he said were not helping efforts to increase support for the coalition.

He did not identify the MPs, although he yesterday criticised his deputy Mohamed Azmin Ali for meeting Barisan Nasional MPs without going through party channels.