By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Feb 24: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary- general Lim Guan Eng will be meeting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Putrajaya.
According to The Star, both political leader’s cars were seen entering the federal administrative capital’s office this morning where the prime minister’s office is.
They are scheduled to have a meeting with Dr Mahathir amid the current intense political fiasco which is embroiling the country.
At the same time, it was also reported that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had also rushed to meet the prime minister.
However, Mahathir was reported yet to be arrived at his office.
Last night, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had a dinner with MPs of both divide – from his own party as well as from Barisan Nasional (BN) which consists of United Malay National Organisation (Umno), Parti-Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), Parti Pribumu Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) member.
He is believed to have left PKR amid disagreement with party president and is now forming an alliance with the new coalition purported initiated by Dr Mahathir.
“As far as I know, today, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has left (Parti) Keadilan (PKR), and there is a possibility of Bersatu (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia) leaving PH (Pakatan Harapan). That’s all,” Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president Tan Sri S Vigneswaran was reported to tell reporters after the dinner which was attended by members of BN and PAS together with Bersatu and PKR last night.
On another note, UMNO secretary general Tan Sri Annuar Musa told the press that it is “very likely” a new coalition will soon emerge.
Annuar, however, stressed that UMNO will remain as a political party, amid questions whether it will join the breakaway party Bersatu.
Speculations are rife that there could be a new coalition government made up of MPs from Umno, , Bersatu, Amanah and defected MPs from PKR as well as Parti Warisan Sabah and the ruling coalition of Sarawak Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Dr Mahathir has been speculated to initiate a “coup” to form a new government without Anwar and his fraction within PKR as well DAP. — DayakDaily