No discussion on new govt with King: Anwar

by RAHIMI YUNUS / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

OPPOSITION leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (picture) did not raise any matters on forming a new government during his meeting with the King today.

“That matter did not arise for now,” Anwar told reporters outside of the palace today.

He, who has been granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, said he presented the views to not extending the Emergency period to the King, particularly considering the economic impact on the people.

“All the measures that can be done (to contain the Covid-19 outbreak) do not need an Emergency,” he said.

However, the Port Dickson MP said that the King stated that he is bound by the constitutional monarchy principle, carrying out the duties according to the Constitution under the Prime Minister’s advice and the Cabinet.

Anwar also said he raised matters on Parliament reconvening.

The King would be meeting political party leaders starting today to gain input from all sides of the Parliament on the country’s state of affairs amid the pandemic.