Shafie – file photo

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Apdal did not send a representative to meet Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at the Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The Press and Publication Office of the Chief Minister’s Department said in a statement that Shafie went to the Istana Negara last evening and did as expected of all members of parliament.

It is not true that he had sent a representative who was turned away, said the statement.

Yesterday, the Agong interviewed the second batch of MPs to determine who commands the majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

One hundred and thirty-seven MPs were interviewed by the Agong at the Istana yesterday while 83 MPs attended Tuesday’s session.

The lengthy interview session ended after 42 DAP MPs left Istana Negara at 4.32pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar told members of the press waiting outside Istana Negara that there would be good news for Malaysians without elaborating further.

Pulai MP and Amanah deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said they had signed a declaration to nominate one of the PH leaders as prime minister.

“Pakatan Harapan will come back (as government),” said Lumut MP Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli.

Kuantan MP and Pahang PKR chairperson Fuziah Salleh also made a similar statement.

“We will form (the government), Insya-Allah, as we have the majority,” she said.