A hive of activity at Istana Negara ahead of meeting between PM and the King


Media on standby at 2pm outside the Istana Negara for arriving of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the media have started to gather at Istana Negara main entrance ahead of the Prime Minister’s meeting with the King on Thursday (Oct 6).

Many pressmen gathered there as early as 12 noon to get a sight of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is scheduled to meet Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at 4pm.

The meeting is said to be a weekly briefing for the King before the Cabinet meeting and the tabling of Budget 2023 on Friday (Oct 7).

However, it was also speculated that Ismail Sabri could also seek the dissolution of the Parliament during the meeting.

Political parties are divided with the move to call for the 15th General Election this year.

Umno and Barisan Nasional have been at the forefront calling to hold the GE15 this year, while emphasising that it has to be held before the start of the monsoon season.

Meanwhile, Perikatan Nasional has voiced its objections to such a move.

The government, it said, must focus on preparations for the wet season and efforts to speed up economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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