EU envoys meet Mahathir and other Malaysian opposition leaders

The two-hour meeting was held at the residence of the head of delegation of the European Union to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez.
The two-hour meeting was held at the residence of the head of delegation of the European Union to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez.FACEBOOK/ABDUL KADIR JASIN

KUALA LUMPUR - A group of European Union envoys met the chairman of Malaysia's opposition alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Jan 25).

The two-hour meeting was held at the residence of the head of delegation of the EU to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernández, according to the Facebook account of Abdul Kadir Jasin, a supreme council member of Tun Dr Mahathir's political party.

Among the issues discussed were the Malaysian general election and developments surrounding the action taken by EU countries on the scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Datuk Abdul Kadir wrote.

Those present were 14 EU ambassadors and three charges d'affaires and several top opposition leaders from the four-party PH, he said.

The PH leaders present were its secretary-general Saifuddin Abdullah; Mr Tan Kok Wai, chairman of PH member Democratic Action Party; Dr Xavier Jayakumar, vice-president of PH's Parti Keadilan Rakyat; Mr Mohamad Sabu, president of PH's Parti Amanah Rakyat; and Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, vice-president of Dr Mahathir's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Dr Mahathir, who was Malaysia's prime minister for 22 years to 2003, now heads the PH alliance.

South-east Asia's third-biggest economy is expected to hold its general election within months.