At last minute, BN calls off supreme council meeting planned for tonight

The Barisan Nasional (BN) supreme council that was scheduled to meet tonight at the Umno headquarters here has been abruptly called off.

(MMO) – Malay news portal Astro Awani said the BN communications division informed the media about the cancellation through a WhatsApp message, without giving an explanation.

The news outlet had reported the possibility of the cancellation just hours earlier. It cited an unnamed BN source saying some component party leaders may not be able to attend the meeting.

“This is still speculation. It’s not an issue of quorum. The quorum may be enough. But it’s more a courtesy among the component members,” the source was quoted saying.

MIC president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran told another news portal, Malaysiakini earlier that he was unwell and was also unaware the BN supreme council was scheduled to meet.

“I don’t know. I am feeling unwell,” he was quoted saying when asked if MIC would be attending.

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