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Tun M Said To Be Meeting With Agong As Speculation Heats Up About Change In Govt

There is speculation that the Pakatan Harapan coalition will end its current composition.

Cover image via Instagram @istana_negara & News Straits Times

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is reportedly meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today, 23 February

The meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir and Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is already in place at the Istana Negara, according to New Straits Times.

However, Malay Mail cited an anonymous source saying that while the Prime Minister has sought a meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, there has not yet been a confirmation on when the Agong will meet.

Tun Dr Mahathir after chairing a Bersatu Supreme Council meeting today, 23 February

Image via News Straits Times

The Agong, who was at the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) Charity Golf 2020 event at Kota Permai Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, reportedly flew back to the palace via helicopter at 4.30pm

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah arrive for the MGA Charity Golf 2020.

Image via Miera Zulyana/Malay Mail

Dr Mahathir's reported meeting with Al-Sultan Abdullah is happening amidst rumours about a new political realignment in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition government.

There is speculation that its the end of PH in its current composition.

Earlier today, 23 February, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported that a number of ministers have cleared their official schedules for the coming week, while others cleared in anticipation of a major Cabinet reshuffle.

In its report, FMT also said that there are plans by Dr Mahathir to seek an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to inform him of the new political composition in the Federal government.

Separately, New Straits Times reported about several political meetings being held at the Sheraton Hotel where among those sighted were Cabinet ministers Saifuddin Abdullah, Zuraida Kamaruddin, and Baru Bian, as well as other PKR lawmakers Rashid Hasnon, and Maria Chin Abdullah.

Other Bersatu MPs including Hamzah Zainuddin were also seen at the same hotel.

Signage at the Sheraton Hotel where several PKR leaders were spotted today.

Image via Teh Athira Yusof/New Straits Times

Meanwhile, The Star also reported about 20 vehicles consisting of luxurious sedans and MPVs entering Istana Negara via Gate 3

According to The Star, four more VIP cars including an escort vehicle entered the palace at 6.15pm today, 23 February. Three of the VIP vehicles were fitted with Sarawak registered number plates.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong with Tun Dr Mahathir during the weekly audience at Istana Melawati on 12 February.

Image via Instagram @istana_negara

Last week, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced that he has no plans to remain in office until the end of his term:

UPDATE 23 Feb 2020, 10:46 PM: