GE15: Barisan MPs seek postponement of audience with King

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional is requesting for a postponement of the royal audience scheduled with its 30 MPs on Wednesday (Nov 23) morning, says MIC deputy president Datuk Seri M Saravanan.

“If can, we would like to postpone it to consider several issues,” said Saravanan.

“The Umno secretary-general has informed the Palace on this,” added Saravanan.

The late night Barisan supreme council meeting at WTCKL has ended and MPs are remaining tight-lipped over the outcome of the meeting.

Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said there is a “cooling-off period” for MPs, and no decision was made by the coalition.

“We did discuss, but the decision is to cool down.

“Cool down from thinking, we have 30 MPs here, we shouldn’t make a fuss,” said the Kinabatangan MP.

Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein briefly commented on the matter.

“When it doesn’t happen, then it’s postponed,” said Hishammuddin.

MCA secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the Barisan decision still stands – that it will support neither Pakatan Harapan nor Perikatan Nasional.

“We will not support any pact to form the government,” said Chong briefly.

All 30 Barisan MPs have been summoned to the Istana Negara on Wednesday (Nov 23) morning and each MP will have an individual audience with the King, beginning 10.30am.