Leaders gather for meeting before Parliament convenes

KUALA LUMPUR: Top leaders from the ruling coalition and its allies gathered for a meeting here, a day before the Dewan Rakyat convenes.

Leaders from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Umno, MCA, MIC, PAS, PBS, Sabah STAR and Gabungan Parti Sarawak were present.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said it was normal to have a meeting before the start of a new Parliament meeting.

“It’s normal to have it to list down the proceedings. It has been done in the past, ” he told reporters yesterday.

Asked if the subject of Budget 2021 was brought up, Dr Wee said he did not want to comment as it would be tabled soon.

Most of the other leaders also described the meeting with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, held at a hotel here, as nothing out of the ordinary.

Those who attended included Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Both declined to speak to the press.

GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and Sabah STAR president Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan also left without addressing the media.

MIC president Tan Sri S. Vigneswaran quipped that the meeting was just for “makan” (lunch).

When approached after the meeting that lasted about two hours, Perikatan Nasional information chief Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said the meeting was to update the respective parties on the latest developments.

“It’s just a government pre-council among chief whips where the Prime Minister informed us about the latest developments so as to prepare for the parliamentary meeting.

“It’s just an update, ” he said.

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