Remaining 132 MPs to meet Agong as quest to fill power void continues

Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur has been the focus as political parties inform the Agong of their choice of the next prime minister.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah’s interview sessions with MPs across parties continue today, as he charts a solution to fill the power vacuum in Putrajaya.

The Agong will meet the remaining 132 MPs, after listening to the views of 90 MPs from Barisan Nasional, GPS and PAS yesterday.

This followed Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shocking resignation as prime minister on Monday, dealing a blow to the two-year-old Pakatan Harapan government which came to power after the 2018 elections.

Mahathir is currently the interim prime minister pending the creation of a new bloc which has the majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

Leaders of PH, now consisting of PKR, DAP and Amanah, are expected to issue a statement on the outcome of their meeting last night.

In Putrajaya, Mahathir is scheduled to meet Warisan president Shafie Apdal at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Yesterday, he met seven party chiefs including from the opposition, as well as former PKR deputy president Azmin Ali who is leading a new bloc of 11 MPs who quit PKR.