KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was summoned for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara on Tuesday (Oct 13) in his capacity as the longest-serving MP.
The Gua Musang MP’s political secretary Mohd Lokman Ghani said the audience was granted as His Majesty wanted to hear Tengku Razaleigh’s opinion on the current political situation in the country.
"It was a four-eyed meeting for Tengku Razaleigh to share his views with the King. That’s all I know.
"Tengku Razaleigh was summoned for a royal audience in his capacity as the most experienced and most matured leader in the country’s politics, and also as the individual who has served with all prime ministers of Malaysia, ” he told Bernama.
Lokman also said that the meeting had nothing to do with 83-year-old politician’s post as Umno Advisory Council chairman or as the party’s representative.
On Tuesday (Oct 13), a vehicle carrying Tengku Razaleigh, who has served as MP since 1974, was seen leaving Istana Negara at 2.40pm.
Earlier on the same day, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was also granted an audience with the King after claiming to have secured the support of more than 120 MPs to form a new government. - Bernama