KUALA LUMPUR – The Muafakat Nasional (MN) steering committee meeting scheduled tonight was cancelled at the eleventh hour.
Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said it was called off on the advice of the National Security Council (MKN) to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“Cancelled on MKN’s advice,” he said in his brief reply when contacted via WhatsApp.
He said UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who were scheduled to participate in the meeting, were also absent.
The media had started gathering at Menara Dato Onn since 7 pm.
PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad arrived at Menara Dato Onn at 8.15 pm and left the building at 11.05 pm.
Earlier, PAS Ulama Council chief Datuk Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh was also seen entering the building at about 8.05 pm.
Annuar was reported today to have said that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) entry into MN was expected to be discussed at the MN steering committee meeting tonight.