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

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

Politicians from PH and BN are seen meeting up hours before Agong’s 2pm deadline to name their prime minister candidate today.

Adeline Leong

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Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders have been arriving at Seri Pacific Hotel here since 9am, ahead of the 2pm deadline to name their prime minister candidate set by the Agong.

READ MORE: GE15: Agong Tells Party Leaders To Name Their PM Of Choice By 2PM Monday

The meeting’s agenda is not disclosed and a few attendees downplayed its significance when asked by the media.

Some of the BN politicians spotted in attendance are former prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, and Sabah BN chief Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar.

On the PH side, PH chairman and Tambun MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Kota Raja MP and Amanah chief Mohamad Sabu, and PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail have been seen there.

The scene at Seri Pacific Hotel today morning.

Jamal Yunos told reporters that he just came for breakfast at the hotel and said he’ll leave it up to party leaders to decide whether they’ll join PH, Perikatan Nasional (PN), or become the opposition.

During a press conference, BN chairman and UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there are 26 BN MPs at the hotel. Four MPs are absent, including two who are unwell.

He also said any letters signed by MPs in support of any Prime Minister candidate are void.

Inside the Seri Pacific Hotel.

In the meantime, he said any claims that BN is cooperating with any political parties or supporting any Prime Minister candidates are false.

He said the 30 BN MPs are bound to the decisions of BN leadership in such matters.

READ MORE: The Plot Thickens: Zahid Says BN Never Discussed Forming Government With PN, GPS

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

The Speaker, Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun, gave political party leaders until 2pm today to declare their alliances and for whichever alliance had the majority seats in Parliament to pick the Prime Minister.

Sembrong MP and BN treasurer Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said he stands by his rejection of Anwar and DAP, and is willing to be expelled from UMNO because of this.

Update

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

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


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