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PKR concerned over rumours MPs soliciting SDs for govt posts

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Fahmi Fadzil wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Fahmi Fadzil has called out the ‘desperate attempts’ by some MPs to secure government positions and profits at a time of national crisis. © Provided by Free Malaysia Today Fahmi Fadzil has called out the ‘desperate attempts’ by some MPs to secure government positions and profits at a time of national crisis.

PETALING JAYA: PKR has expressed concern over speculation that a group of MPs who do not hold key positions in their parties were soliciting statutory declarations (SDs) from fellow MPs, in a bid to gain positions in the current government.

“The party was also made to understand that these MPs are soliciting these SDs with the claim that they have received the ‘blessings’ of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong,” PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said in a statement this evening.

This comes after the King granted audiences to several key political leaders yesterday and today.

“Their claims of receiving the blessings of the King are a disgusting attempt” at securing positions and profits at a time of national crisis,” Fahmi said.

He added that these individuals should not be using the King’s name to gain the support of other MPs, adding that the rakyat should totally reject this “desperate” attempt.

However, Fahmi did not indicate if these MPs were currently with the opposition, or were members of the Barisan Nasional or Perikatan Nasional coalitions.

Over the past two days, party leaders from PKR, DAP, Amanah, Pejuang, PAS, MCA and Warisan were granted an audience with the King to discuss the Emergency and measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is said to be the last political leader granted an audience with the King tomorrow.

The King had also granted an audience to leaders of component parties from the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak coalition through virtual meetings on Monday.

It was also reported that the King will be convening a special meeting with the Malay Rulers on Wednesday on the same issues.

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