Home Web Specials What will come of Anwar’s audience with the Agong?

What will come of Anwar’s audience with the Agong?

The Anwar-led Pakatan Harapan coalition must tackle some hard questions

Join us on Telegram and Instagram for the latest.

Anwar Ibrahim finally had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the morning of 13 October, three weeks after he first announced he had the support of a “convincing majority” of MPs. However, his bid to become prime minister is far from certain as, after the press conference, it was revealed the Agong would be meeting with the respective political parties to ascertain their support.

Meanwhile, Umno issued a press statement saying it is considering withdrawing its support for Perikatan Nasional. To help us unpack all this, BFM spoke to Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate of the University of Nottingham’s Asia Institute.

Produced by Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by Wong Shou Ning and Roshan Kanesan

Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x