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    Malaysian PM has audience with king, talk of Parliament dissolution heats up

    ANN/THE STAR – Malaysian Prime Minister (PM) Ismail Sabri Yaakob had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday sparking off another round of speculation that Parliament will be dissolved very soon.

    This is the second time the PM has had an audience with the king in four days.

    This piqued the interest of many, with talk that the meeting was to seek consent for the dissolution of Parliament.

    It is learnt that Ismail Sabri met Sultan Abdullah at Istana Negara at around noon.

    Both the king and the prime minister had earlier attended the National Maulidur Rasul celebrations at the World Trade Centre.

    Attempts are still being made to get information on what transpired in the meeting.

    Sources are tight-lipped, saying what transpired was between the king and prime minister.

    “It could be about anything,” said a source.

    On Thursday, Ismail Sabri had an audience with the king, a weekly pre-Cabinet meeting.

    Due to the intense interest, Istana Negara issued a statement regarding the meeting, saying: “The Pre-Cabinet meeting is among weekly activities and an important routine of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to discuss and exchange views with the prime minister on government matters and issues.”

    Ismail Sabri has kept the public guessing as to when Parliament will be dissolved to make way for 15th General Election (GE15).

    United Malay National Organisation has repeatedly called for GE15 to be held this year, while other political parties oppose this, citing among others, concerns about the monsoon season.

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