On Sunday (9 October) afternoon, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had another audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, which later sparked the rumours of the Parliament being dissolved soon.
It is noted that this is the second time the Prime Minister has had an audience with the King, with the first on Thursday (6 October).
According to New Straits Times, both the Agong and the Prime Minister attended the National Maulidur Rasul celebrations at the World Trade Centre earlier.
A source told that Ismail sought the audience to get the king’s consent for the dissolution of Parliament.
“The dissolution of Parliament could be as early as Monday (10 October),” a source said.
Meanwhile, the King and the Queen will be in London for a special visit from 10 to 16 October to have an audience with Britain’s King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on 12 October.
Meeting for GE15?
The suspicion grew further as the UMNO leaders received invitations to attend a special supreme council meeting on Monday (10 October) night.
The letter dated 7 October said that the meeting will start at 8 pm and it will be chaired by UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Let us wait and see. The prime minister may give a briefing during the meeting,” the party sources said, reported New Straits Times.
On the other hand, Ismail Sabri has kept the public guessing as to when Parliament will be dissolved to make way for GE15.
UMNO has repeatedly called for GE15 to be held this year despite the objection of other political parties, who raised concerns about the monsoon season and floods.