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PKR members of parliament on board a Hop-on Hop-off bus seen entering Istana Negara. - NSTP/Aizuddin Saad
PKR members of parliament on board a Hop-on Hop-off bus seen entering Istana Negara. - NSTP/Aizuddin Saad

KUALA LUMPUR: The interview session of all 222 members of Parliament with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah continues today at Istana Negara.


All 39 MPs from PKR have finished their audience with the country's Ruler, leaving the palace at about 1pm.

Prior to their exit, 15 more members of Parliament were seen entering Istana Negara.

Among them were Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Dr Dzulkefly, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.

Minutes after the group entered, the earlier entourage led by Anwar left the palace grounds.


A Hop on-Hop off bus carrying PKR members of parliament entered Istana Negara at 10.40am.

Among those spotted on the bus were Subang MP Wong Chen, Kapar MP Abdullah Sani, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil and Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.

It is learnt that PKR MPs had all decided to attend the audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Istana Negara, together.

PKR members of parliament waving at members of the media as they arrive at Istana Negara. - NSTP/Aizuddin Saad
PKR members of parliament waving at members of the media as they arrive at Istana Negara. - NSTP/Aizuddin Saad

The bus entourage was also accompanied by more than 10 heavily tinted cars.

Earlier, up to 10am, there were only nine MPS who had their audience with the Ruler.

Among the first to arrive this morning were Simpang Renggam MP Dr Maszlee Malik and Pagoh MP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at 9.35am and 9.50am respectively.

Simpang Renggam MP, Dr Maszlee Malik waves as he arrives at Istana Negara. -NSTP/Hairul Anuar Rahim
Simpang Renggam MP, Dr Maszlee Malik waves as he arrives at Istana Negara. -NSTP/Hairul Anuar Rahim

Mazslee however was not there to see the King, instead he came to distribute breakfast for the media personnel who were gathered outside Gate 2.

As of 11am, it is believed that 140 MPs from a total of 222 have had their audience with the King to personally name who they support for the formation of the new government.

Yesterday, 90 MPs were granted audience with Al-Sultan Abdullah where they were given two options to either name a person as the 8th PM candidate or call for the dissolution of the Parliament.

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