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Timeline: Dr Mahathir has audience with Malaysian King amid political tumult

MONDAY

4.45pm

Dr Mahathir enters National Palace gates for audience with the King

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng states support for Dr Mahathir as Prime Minister

4pm

Datuk Seri Anwar says that Dr Mahathir was not involved in political plot

3.20pm

Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu announces his party’s support to Dr Mahathir to remain as Prime Minister. Amanah was a member of the four-party Pakatan Harapan

3pm

Dr Mahathir steps down as chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia that he

2.30pm

Mr Anwar meets with the King at the National Palace

2pm

Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia party exits the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition, and 11 Parti Keadilan Rakyat MPs resign, resulting in the collapse of the PH government.

1pm

Dr Mahathir resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia

11am

The four party leaders meet Tun Dr Mahathir at his residence in Country Heights

10.30am

Mr Anwar, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu leave the Prime Minister’s Office after failing to meet Tun Dr Mahathir.

SUNDAY

8pm

Supporters attend prayers at PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s residence. Shouts of his party’s battle cry “Reformasi!” are reportedly heard inside. Members of the said new coalition attend dinner at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

6pm

Five party presidents and one deputy president from the planned new coalition hold an audience with the King.

4pm

Umno holds emergency Supreme Council meeting at its headquarters in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

10am

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Azmin Ali and his supporters hold a meeting at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya. These are said to include Cabinet ministers Zuraida Kamaruddin and Saifuddin Abdullah. Datuk Seri Azmin is said to be leading about 10 of PKR’s 50 MPs to join Tun Dr Mahathir’s new coalition.

9am

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) holds a six-hour meeting at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Supreme Council member Redzuan Yusof said that the party discussed its threat to leave ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH). “There were some discussions (about the suggestion for PPBM) to leave PH,” he was quoted as saying by the Malay-language Berita Harian daily.

SATURDAY

Umno and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) begin their two-day inaugural retreat in Janda Baik, outside Kuala Lumpur.

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