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The Day After A Pakatan Harapan Government (Timeline)

The Day After A Pakatan Harapan Government (Timeline)

Akmal Hakim

The Pakatan Harapan government is no more. Cabinet has been dissolved and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is now the interim prime minister of a nation caught in a political hailstorm.

TRP continues to bring you updates on the current power transition happening in the country.

Tuesday – Feb 25, 2020

12:03am – Protesters gather at Dataran Merdeka voicing frustrations over Malaysia’s current political turmoil. [Malay Mail]

A protester lights a candle during a rally at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur February 25, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
(Credit: Hari Anggara/Malay Mail)

11:51pm – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth (Armada) rejects cooperation with Umno and voice support for Dr Mahathir. [The Star]

10:20pm – 90 out of 222 MPs have concluded their private interviews with the YDPA. Interview sessions to continue on Wednesday. [Malay Mail]

9:22pm – PH’s emergency meeting attended by leaders from PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) concluded with a unanimous decision that will be revealed on Wednesday. [Free Malaysia Today]

8:58pm – Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communications director Khalid Abdul Samad claims that PH has enough MPs to form a government. [The Star]

6:53pm – BN withdrew its support for Dr Mahathir’s candidacy as prime minister and calls for fresh elections. [Malay Mail]

6:28pm – Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS call to dissolve the parliament and for the country to host new elections. [Free Malaysia Today]

5:55pm – GPS express support for Dr Mahathir’s leadership as prime minister. [New Straits Times]

5:48pm – PH members gather at PKR headquarters in Merchant Square, Petaling Jaya for an emergency meeting. [Malay Mail]

5:37pm – MCA makes preparations for the possibility of a snap election taking place. [New Straits Times]

5:31pm – Dr Mahathir meets with top political party leaders at the PMO. [The Star]

5:29pm – Dr Mahathir is considering the idea of forming a unity government comprised of leaders from all political parties under one grand coalition. [Malay Mail]

4:59pm – PAS is against forming a new government together with DAP. [Malay Mail]

4:54pm – The Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin claims that Dr Mahathir’s exit from Bersatu was because he was losing control of his party. [Malay Mail]

4:13pm – PKR Youth launches #TeguhSetiaDSAI campaign to rally public support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s candidacy as the nation’s next prime minister. [Malay Mail]

PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasir said the campaign urges all PKR members, PH supporters and Malaysians to use the hashtag #TeguhSetiaDSAI in support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be the sole candidate for the next prime minister of Malaysia.
(Credit: Malay Mail)

4:32pm – The YDPA will meet with Azmin’s Eleven tomorrow. [Malay Mail]

3:59pm – Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that an economic stimulus package finalised before Dr Mahatihr resigned from his post as prime minister was given the go-ahead to proceed by the now, interim premier. [Malay Mail]

3:45pm – GPS MPs arriving at the Istana Negara via bus. [Malay Mail]

3:38pm – Busses full of Umno and PAS MPs to be interviewed by the YDPA arrives at the Royal Palace. [Malay Mail]

PAS Deputy President Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man boards a bus bound for Istana Negara for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong February 25, 2020. ― Picture Yusof Mat Isa
PAS Deputy President Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man among those arriving via the motorcade.
(Credit: Yusof Mat Isa/Malay Mail)

3:15pm – Police are standing by at Dataran Merdeka to monitor a public protest staged at the nation’s capital. [The Star]

(Credit: Malay Mail)

3:08pm – Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) supports Dr Mahathir to continue as Malaysia’s prime minister. [New Straits Times]

3:06pm – The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) proposed for the country to hold elections to resolve the nation’s current political situation. [Malay Mail]

2:20pm – Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and his team of 10 former PKR MPs (Azmin’s Eleven), expressed unconditional support for Dr Mahathir to remain as prime minister. [Malay Mail]

2:58pm – The nation’s state governments are reportedly functioning as normal. [New Straits Times]

2:01pm – Malaysian markets are fairing better than yesterday. The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) reportedly rose by 0.7% to 1,500.73 points. [The Star]

1:24pm – Selangor Chief Minister Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said that the state government will continue to operate as a PH-run administration. [New Straits times]

1:13pm – The King will conduct the first round of interviews for the first 90 MPs today. The rest to follow suit tomorrow. [New Straits Times]

1:05pm – The YDPA will interview all MPs one by one to determine who commands the majority of the Dewan Rakyat and be named Malaysia’s next prime minister. [Malay Mail]

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (centre) distributes food from McDonald's to members of the media at Istana Negara February 25, 2020. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana
The YDPA seen personally catering journalists to a “happy-meal” outside the Royal Palace.
(Credit: Miera Zulyana/ Malay Mail)

12:23pm – Former PKR MPs are scheduled for an audience with the YDPA. [Malay Mail]

11:53am – Leaders from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and the Opposition are expected to meet with interim or acting Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Putrajaya. [New Straits Times]

11:07am – Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Attorney General Tommy Thomas arrive at the Royal Palace. [Malay Mail]

11:03am – Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak corruption trial today was cut short as he is expected by the King at Istana Negara. [Malay Mail]

10:58am – Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa says the party has formed a coalition and will be meeting the YDPA later today. [Malay Mail]

10:07am – Dr Mahathir present for duty as the nation’s acting prime minister. [Malay Mail]

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10:00am – Several Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to meet with the YDPA. [New Straits Times]

8:56am – Leaders from Umno, PAS, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) are meeting ahead of an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara, today. [Free Malaysia Today]


You can read up on yesterday’s happening, HERE or catch up on what happened last weekend, HERE.

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