The meeting held just 10 minutes away from the party’s headquarters is highly unusual.
Umno’s top brass are meeting party MPs in Kuala Lumpur amidst speculation that the party will withdraw support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin soon.
According to sources, the meeting is currently taking place in Wisma Perwira (below), a property owned by the military.
The location for the meeting between Umno’s leadership and the MPs is highly unusual. The party’s headquarters – which saw heavy media presence this evening – is just a 10-minute drive away.
This is the second known discreet meeting involving a large number of Umno MPs since Saturday at a mansion in Jalan Bellamy.
What’s different this time, according to sources, is party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was invited.
This gathering comes amidst the expiry of a deadline today, set by Umno’s supreme council – the party’s executive body – for Muhyiddin to convene Parliament.
This afternoon, Putrajaya announced that Parliament will be convened on July 26.
Putrajaya has pledged to brief MPs on the National Recovery Plan and amend the necessary laws to conduct future Parliamentary sittings in a “hybrid” manner.
Putrajaya also pledged to ensure the proclamation of emergency and emergency ordinances will be “laid before” both houses of Parliament to fulfil Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution.
It is unknown if Putrajaya aims to have the proclamation and ordinances debated and voted on, as specifically decreed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on June 29.