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What Anwar & Wan Azizah Might Be Talking About At Their Meeting With The Agong Today

They are also meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad this morning.

Cover image via Mynewshub & Firdaus Latif/Malay Mail

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her husband, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are scheduled to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at 2pm today, 24 February

According to Malay Mail, Anwar's political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak had said yesterday, 23 February, that the meeting was scheduled "a long time ago to only provide normal updates" to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

However, yesterday evening, Farhash said Anwar would now likely discuss matters regarding the current political situation to the Malaysian ruler.

He said that the King has the discretion to decide on what was best for the country, whether it be a "backdoor government" or a "clean mandate".

Farhash said that the political status quo remains for now, adding it was still too early to speculate.

Perak PKR chairman Farhash speaking to media as he left Anwar's house yesterday, 23 February.

Image via Ahmad Zamzahuri/Malay Mail

"Anwar is calm, the people seem to be with us, we have the moral high ground," Farhash was further quoted as saying by The Star.

He added that it was not true that several PKR leaders have left the party to join a new coalition with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PBBM), United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), and Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

"Not yet, not yet. But tonight, some have come out in the open to show their true colours," he said at Anwar's house in Bukit Segambut yesterday night, after Anwar admitted to being "betrayed" by PBBM and some within his own party.

Anwar confessed to being "betrayed" to friends visiting his residence in Bukit Segambut for weekly prayers yesterday night.

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As of writing, Anwar and Dr Wan Azizah are meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

"Anwar will meet Mahathir at Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya by 9.30am," a PKR leader told Malaysiakini.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was also reported to have arrived at Perdana Putra this morning.

The sources, however, said it is not known what the leaders will discuss.

Meanwhile, members of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of Pakatan Harapan, are also planning to convene for an emergency meeting at the party headquarters at 12pm today

A source said a text message was sent out yesterday evening asking party leaders to attend the meeting.

"All DAP members of Parliament, as well as state assemblymen, have been told to be present," Farhash told the New Straits Times.

Speculation of a new government began after Tun Dr Mahathir reportedly sought an audience with the King yesterday: