KUCHING, June 9: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) today confirmed that leaders of the coalition’s component parties are scheduled to have an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah via video conferencing next Monday (June 14) at 11am.
In an issued statement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that it has been contacted by Istana Negara today that His Majesty has invited and granted audience to the presidents of GPS component parties via video conferencing from the CMO on June 14 at 11am.
The GPS component parties comprise Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) led by its president and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing Jemut and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Dato Sri Tiong King Sing.
Meanwhile, it was reported that a series of high-level meetings is set to take place starting today, potentially charting a new political landscape, amidst the ongoing emergency proclamation due to expire on Aug 1.
The first audience that the King has granted is to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who was seen leaving the Istana Negara at 8.55am today after having an audience with the King.
It was understood that after Bersatu, the King will meet with opposition party leaders from Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) on Thursday (June 10).
Meetings on Friday (June 11) are scheduled for Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) led by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and UNited Malays National Organisation (Umno). — DayakDaily