SEPANG: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any meeting that his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, had with lawmakers in Parliament at 3pm.
He told reporters this after delivering a talk at the 2019 Southeast Asia Scholars Multaqa (Conference) today.
“I don’t know about it and I was not invited,” he said as he left the conference venue.
It was reported that Azmin, who is also the economic affairs minister, was slated to hold the meeting at 3pm.
The meeting is said to have taken place at Azmin’s office in Parliament, following his meeting with more than 20 Barisan Nasional members of parliament at his Putrajaya residence last night.
These meetings came in the wake of a huge defeat suffered by Pakatan Harapan in the recent Tanjung Piai by-election.
Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pledged a thorough and honest post-mortem on the by-election defeat.
Earlier in Parliament, when he was approached by reporters, Anwar had demanded an explanation from Azmin regarding the meeting at his residence, which the PKR president said had raised questions.
Ties between the two leaders’ camps were reportedly tense of late, with an invitation to Azmin to launch the Youth National Congress revoked.
That led Azmin to claim that it was an attempt to silence him.