Top DAP leaders arrive at party HQ for emergency meeting


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Top DAP leaders have arrived for an emergency meeting that began at noon at the party’s headquarters in Pudu.

Among those present are DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, Damansara MP Tony Pua, Penang deputy chief minister II P. Ramasamy, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, DAP National Socialist Youth chief Howard Lee, Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim, and Beruas MP Ngeh Koo Ham,

Also in attendance are Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh, Bakri MP Yeo Bee Yin, Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow, Bentong MP Wong Tuck, party president Tan Kok Wai, Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming and several other MPs.

DAP state representatives, as well as exco members, are also present at the meeting.

It is learned that DAP has ordered all of its elected representatives to be present at the emergency meeting, which is expected to be chaired by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

However, it is understood that Guan Eng, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail are meeting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his residences in Seri Kembangan.

Leaders were tight-lipped when approached by reporters regarding the agenda of the emergency meeting.

“All good, business as usual, ” said Howard Lee briefly when approached by reporters.

DAP’s headquarters were swarmed with reporters who were eager to wait for the outcome of the emergency meeting, which was called following the political developments on Sunday (Feb 23).

It is understood that the emergency meeting will discuss the future of DAP given the imminent collapse of Pakatan Harapan.

PKR and Gerakan are also having emergency meetings over the matter, while electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 is set to hold a press conference later on Monday (Feb 24).

Anwar and Dr Wan Azizah are slated to meet Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at 2pm.

On Sunday, several key leaders of the ruling government parties and also from the Opposition attended a special meeting at a hotel in Petaling Jaya. It was a closed-door meeting, raising questions about its purpose.

Before that, there had been separate meetings involving several political parties amidst talk of a possible realignment of the country’s political landscape.

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