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Agong backs Azmin Ali as Minister to develop bilateral ventures with UAE


KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 – His Majesty Yang DiPertuan Agong met Minister of Economic Affairs, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali on June 17 at the Royal Palace to discuss His Majesty’s special visit to the UAE last week.

Despite everything that is going on surrounding Azmin’s political career, the Palace stated that His Majesty was pleased to meet him.

“I am pleased that I am able to communicate with the Minister on my very productive visit to the UAE.

“The meeting with the minister (Azmin) helps to ensure these opportunities come to fruition as he and his colleagues will be able to take this to the next level in developing potential bilateral ventures.” said His Majesty in a statement by the Palace.

In the statement, His Majesty expressed his delight of the outcome of the visit to the minister which includes His Majesty having discussions with His Highness Syeikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In the discussion, they discussed and exchanged views on number of issues, including ways to further boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

Rumors of Agong meeting Azmin about #Haziqgate not true

There had been rumors going around speculating what the meeting was really about. Some factions suggesting that Azmin had been told to resign because of him being named as a man having intimate relations in a video with another man.

This statement by the palace looks to have quashed such rumor as it stated that the meeting had been scheduled earlier in May but postponed to June 17.

It also stated that the meeting between His Majesty and Azmin, marked their first official engagement to discuss matters pertaining to the country’s economy.

With the Agong backing Azmin and the ministry to take on this bilateral ventures task with the UAE which is no short term task, could it be interpreted as the Agong’s indirect support for Azmin Ali?

Agong also met Zuraida

The Palace also stated that His Majesty was scheduled to meet Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Development on June 18.

Photos of both meetings had circulated the Internet the past 2 days. Zuraida is known in the party as a strong supporter of Azmin in PKR.