Was Anwar’s meeting with Brunei Sultan government sponsored?

It is left to be seen if the visit was sponsored by the Government of Malaysia or if it was in Anwar’s personal capacity. Source (pic): The Star Online

Anwar met Sultan Hassanal for an hour-long meeting at the Nurul Iman palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Tuesday (April 16).

TTF: It is extremely curious that a person who holds no portfolio in the Government of Malaysia (GoM) should pay the Sultan of Brunei an official visit a little over a month after the Prime Minister of Malaysia did the same.

It’s even more curious that the Sultan of Brunei should grant Anwar an audience in official capacity.

If Anwar were to have been the leader of the opposition, it would have been understandable. 

But he’s not even the leader of the ruling Pakatan Harapan, which begs the question if his visit was approved by Mahathir or if it was an arrangement between him and the ruler of Brunei.

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has met with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to discuss ways to bolster cooperation between the two countries.

“Sultan Hassanal and I touched on various efforts to increase collaboration between the neighbouring countries, and also spoke on the need to understand the latest developments in the two countries.

“The effort and initiatives to raise the quality of education were also put at the forefront (of the meeting) and discussed,” he said in a tweet on his official account.

The PKR president had met Sultan Hassanal for an hour-long meeting at the Nurul Iman palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Tuesday (April 16).

On March 5, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had also held a meeting with Sultan Hassanal during the Malaysia-Brunei Annual Leaders’ Consultation framework.

The two parties had previously expressed their satisfaction at the continued collaboration between Petronas and PetroleumBrunei.


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