PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Anwar Ibrahim had an audience with the Sultan of Selangor at Istana Bukit Kayangan in Shah Alam on Thursday (May 31), making it his fourth royal visit after his release on May 16.
Datuk Seri Anwar's meeting with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah comes on the heels of a series of royal audiences that have been granted to him since his full pardon by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on May 11.
In a Twitter post on the Selangor Royal Office's official page, the palace said that Sultan Sharafuddin granted an audience to the PKR leader at 11am.
Also in attendance was Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali, who is Economic Affairs Minister.
Photos of Mr Anwar greeting Sultan Sharafuddin, and the Selangor ruler chatting with Mr Anwar and Datuk Seri Azmin, were also shared.
It is understood that the audience with the Selangor ruler was granted on the request of Mr Anwar.
On Tuesday (May 29) morning, Anwar had an audience with Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Last week, Mr Anwar and his wife Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and their eldest daughter Nurul Izzah flew to Kota Baru for an audience with Kelantan Regent Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra.
The Regent is the younger brother of the King and also present at the meeting was the King's mother Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.
However, the audience at the Kelantan palace led to rumours that Ms Nurul Izzah, who is also Permatang Pauh MP, would be marrying the King.
Ms Nurul Izzah and her mother have flatly denied the rumours.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah seemed genuinely shocked when asked by reporters and had replied: "Do not believe in rumours."
Shortly after his release, Mr Anwar, accompanied by Ms Nurul Izzah, had an audience with the Sultan of Johor.
Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar had made available his personal private jet to fly the father and daughter pair to Johor Baru for the two-hour audience.
The string of royal audiences seem to point to Mr Anwar's efforts to prepare to take over as Prime Minister in the future.