KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar has downplayed the controversial meeting between PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali with 22 Barisan and five PKR MPs last Monday (Nov 18).
According to Kamaruddin, topics of discussions during the meeting which he attended included the country’s future, the need for national unity, political stability and development.
“We also discussed and was briefed on the Share Prosperity Vision 2030, ” he said to reporters when met at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (Nov 19).
Kamaruddin also stated that the issue of support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stay on as prime minister for a full term was not the only topic discussed during the meeting,
Kamaruddin also declined to elaborate further when he was pressed by the media.
“No need for discussions.
"It was announced already, you know? The PAS secretary-general and Umno already announced support for Dr Mahathir to stay on for a full term.
“So, it isn’t an issue that has clashed or needed to be discussed, ” he said.
Among those who met at Azmin’s official residence were former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and Cameron Highlands MP Ramli Mohd Noor.
Hishammuddin has since denied masterminding the meeting at Azmin’s official residence, saying that he was ready to be investigated by Umno’s disciplinary board.
PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil has since urged all of PKR’s top leaders to attend Wednesday’s (Nov 20) political bureau meeting to deliberate the issue.
Another meeting of MPs and Azmin is scheduled to take place in Parliament later at 3pm on Tuesday (Nov 19).
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