Vehicle believed to be carrying DAP’s Guan Eng arrives at Istana minutes before 2pm audience with Agong

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is seen outside Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur June 9, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is seen outside Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur June 9, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is believed to have arrived at Istana Negara this afternoon, minutes before his audience with the King rumoured to be at 2pm.

A white Toyota Vellfire was seen entering the palace gates at 1.57pm, where Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim was seen seated in the front passenger seat with Lim believed to be in the rear of the heavily-tinted SUV.

The vehicle was stopped by the sentry policemen briefly for registration before entering the palace compounds without addressing reporters gathered here.

This after Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim were also granted audiences before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

After his audience, Lim exited from his SUV and related to reporters that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had expressed his concerns about current the Covid-19 crisis in the country.

The Bagan MP said he conveyed the messages from his constituents to the King.

Lim answered in the affirmative when asked if he brought up failures of the current Perikatan Nasional government.

“Surely, I gave my views, and not those from my party alone, but also views of the rakyat and I feel that His Majesty is also aware of this so we leave it to his wisdom,” he told reporters here.

“At the same time, we hope the vaccination programme can be sped up and His Majesty is our hope because Parliament cannot convene now, there is no avenue for the people to voice out their issues,” he added.

Other issues discussed included the country’s economic performance, aid to the needy, especially during the current uncertainties, Lim said.

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