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GE15: PH And BN On The Road To Putrajaya, Here’s What Happened Today

GE15: PH And BN On The Road To Putrajaya, Here’s What Happened Today

The day kicked off with Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders spotted at the Seri Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

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PH and BN held a meeting today at 10a.m.

According to Malaysiakini, leaders from Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional met this morning at the Seri Pacific Hotel in KL. This was “just a regular meeting,” a PH source stated.

It occured before the Istana Negara-imposed deadline of 2:00 p.m. for political parties to submit the name of their Prime Minister candidate.

READ MORE: Agong Tells Party Leaders To Name Their PM Of Choice By 2PM Monday

Since 9am, Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders have begun arriving at the Seri Pacific Hotel.

During a press conference, BN Chairman and UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stated that there are 26 BN MPs present in the hotel, and two more MPs are not present due to the fact that they are not feeling well.

In the meantime, he stated that any claims that the BN is working with any political parties or supporting any candidates for Prime Minister are completely false.

READ MORE: [UPDATED] GE15: PH And BN Leaders Seen Arriving At Seri Pacific Hotel For Undisclosed Meeting

Zahid Hamidi also requested the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat for more time.

Sources say an agreement has been reached between BN and PH.

Two party insiders from across the aisle told TRP that the terms of the agreement include PH chairman and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim being made Prime Minister with UMNO deputy president Datuk Seri Mohammad Hassan becoming Anwar’s Deputy Prime Minister.

READ MORE: GE15: BN And PH Reach Agreement – Sources

As of 1.30 p.m. today, Agong extended the deadline until 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has exttended the deadline given to political parties until 2pm tomorrow.

In a statement from Istana Negara, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Seri Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the extension was given after requests were made by the heads of political parties and political coalitions today.

READ MORE: Agong Extends Deadline Until 2pm Tomorrow #KerajaanBaru

Anwar holds press conference

Anwar, in a press conference, says they discussed policies and forming a coalition government under his leadership.

This has not been conclusive. I am very satisfied, but (BN) have to go through some proceedings.

Anwar Ibrahim

He stated that they should create a stable government and concentrate on the economy, which has essentially stagnated in recent years.

UMNO’s grassroots opposition to BN forming a government with PH

Tan Sri Annuar Musa, however, disagreed with the idea.

He also urged Zahid to step down as president of UMNO.

Meanwhile, former Perak menteri besar and state Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu described the coalition as a “recipe for disaster” in a statement.

Ahmad Faizal said that the effort by PH and BN to create a state government together confirms rumours prior to GE15 that Umno leaders were working on a new network with PH in order to stay in power.

READ MORE: PH-BN Government in Perak, Former MB Calls It ‘Recipe For Disaster’

As of press time, there have been no new updates, although Ismail Sabri was seen entering the palace grounds at about 2.50pm.

He left at 4.15pm, reported Harian Metro, but there has been no updates on why he went to see the King.


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