Maria Chin: Claims that I attended Monday night meeting are disgusting

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR MP Maria Chin Abdullah (pic) described claims that she was present at the meeting between Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and several Umno MPs on Monday (Nov 18) night, as "disgusting".

"I was not there but someone put up a poster with my face there and it is really disgusting," she said when met at Parliament lobby on Tuesday (Nov 19).

However, the Petaling Jaya MP did not deny attending a meeting at Azmin's office at 3pm on Tuesday, which is located next to Parliament's main building.

"It was just a meeting to discuss economic policies and nothing related to PKR," she said when asked about the nature of the meeting.

She refused to divulge who were the other lawmakers who attended the meeting, only saying it was a closed-door meeting.

"Ask Azmin. It was a closed-door meeting and it's not up to me to say who was there," she added.

Maria reiterated the hour-long meeting was centred on Pakatan Harapan's shared prosperity vision when asked if their discussions were political in nature.

"Of course it (the shared prosperity vision) is political. You mean we can't even talk to our minister without creating a fuss," she added.

Azmin, who is the PKR deputy president and Economic Affairs Minister, held a meeting with several PKR leaders at his office here.

Among those spotted arriving for the meeting were PKR lawmakers Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Willie Mongin (Puncak Borneo), Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon (Batu Pahat), Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara (Segamat) and Datuk Mansor Othman (Nibong Tebal).

On Monday (Nov 18) night, Azmin had met up with several Umno MPs at his residence in Putrajaya.

He confirmed the meeting with the opposition lawmakers, saying it was merely a normal meeting to get feedback on government policies.

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