Azmin reaching out to BN to keep Dr M as PM

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam had issued a scathing statement against former party vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for purportedly leading the MPs to the meeting.

(KTemoc Konsiders) – A meeting was held at a bungalow by the Putrajaya lake, from where the prime minister’s official residence is in plain sight.

The “clandestine” meeting followed the protracted controversy over the country’s premiership and other events.

Among those present were PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and at least a dozen Barisan Nasional members of parliament.

In between sipping of tea and coffee, some of them embraced Azmin like a long-lost brother without even the slightest hint of animosity, as one source claimed. Handshakes were firm and smiles were reciprocated.

“The plan is simple, but detrimental to the rise of another political camp. It involves the preservation of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister,” the source said about the Monday night meeting.

Azmin is apparently “reaching out” for support or endorsement from across the political divide for Dr Mahathir to remain as prime minister. The request was met with “uneasy looks”, aimed at Azmin who “was dead serious”, said the source.