Palace Treats Reporters To Breakfast As They Await Anwar's Royal Audience With The Agong

Looks like it is going to be a tradition. :D

Cover image via @TMReserve (Twitter)

Officials at Istana Negara have treated journalists to breakfast this morning, 13 October, as they report at the scene on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's royal audience with the King

In a video uploaded by The Malaysian Reserve on Twitter, two officials wearing face masks and black suits can be seen handing out two paper bags of food, which is believed to be meals from McDonald's. 

One of the officials can be seen giving four cups of refreshments to the reporters too.

According to a tweet written by a journalist from Astro Awani, the officials from the palace also reminded everyone at the scene to maintain physical distancing.

This is not the first time the palace has displayed such a kind gesture to reporters while they cover news in the vicinity

On 24 February, amid of the week-long political turmoil dubbed as 'Langkah Sheraton', officials working at the palace gave out boxes of KFC to reporters as well.

The next day, it prompted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to personally hand out McDonald's to fellow reporters stationed at Gate 2 of the Istana Negara.

A photo showing media personnel stationing at Gate 2 of the Istana Negara today.

Image via @thevibesnews (Twitter)

Anwar is expected to meet the Agong today after claiming late last month to have secured enough numbers in Parliament to form a new government.

According to the latest report by Malaysiakini, the Opposition leader arrived at the palace in a black Jaguar XJ L at 10.25 am this morning. He did not stop to talk to reporters nor lower its windows for photos.

Watch the video of officials from the palace handing out breakfast to reporters today here:

Read about the times the palace and the Agong treated reporters to free meals back in February 2020:

The palace's kind gesture later inspired a handful of brands to hand out freebies to reporters in the vicinity as well:

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