Media reports had indicated that the prime minister would announce the dissolution of the Dewan Rakyat today to pave the way for the 13th general election. Earlier today, Najib had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, at the Istana Negara.
The official car of the prime minister was seen entering the Istana Negara compound at 8.10 am today and leaving about an hour later.
At 9.50 am, Najib, attired in a dark lounge suit and a red tie and looking cheerful, arrived at the Perdana Putra complex in Putrajaya to chair the weekly meeting of the Cabinet.
He was greeted by the members of his Cabinet who applauded him upon arrival and congratulated him on his fourth anniversary today as the prime minister.
Also present was the Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa, and the Deputy Secretary-General (Cabinet) Tan Sri Mazidah Abdul Majid.
Najib is expected to pose for a group photograph with the members of his Cabinet after chairing the meeting.
Today is the fourth anniversary of Najib's tenure as the prime minister. He assumed the position in 2009, succeeding Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. -- Bernama