Top DAP leaders arrive for talks to discuss party’s future role

The DAP top leadership is meeting to discuss the party’s position in the wake of a possible break-up of the Pakatan Harapan government.

KUALA LUMPUR: Top DAP leaders are gathering at their headquarters here to discuss the party’s position in the midst of intense speculation on its future role in the government.

This follows the flurry of activities last night on the possible formation of a new ruling coalition comprising PPBM, Umno, PAS and several PKR MPs aligned to deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, which may leave DAP sidelined.

Among those present are DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, Bruas MP Ngeh Koo Ham, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching, Damansara MP Tony Pua and Selangor speaker Ng Suee Lin.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and party chairman Tan Kok Wai also arrived for the closed-door meeting.

Others spotted at the party headquarters are executive councillors from Penang, Perak and Johor.

It was learnt that the meeting will start after the arrival of secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is said to be waiting with PKR president Anwar Ibrahim to meet Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his residence in Seri Kembangan.

When asked about the agenda of the meeting, DAP Youth chief Howard Lee would only say: “All good, business as usual.”

The Klang Valley was abuzz with talk yesterday of Mahathir leading a political realignment that would have seen the break-up of the Pakatan Harapan coalition which came to power after the May 2018 elections.