The Royal Selangor Club has allegedly cancelled a booking by former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim, where it was speculated he would announce his decision to join DAP.
Speaking to Malaysiakini, Zaid believes the decision was due to political pressure.
The former Umno lawmaker said he made the booking sometime last week, but was informed of the cancellation at about 6pm yesterday.
“We originally booked Royal Selangor Club and we have paid for it. Then yesterday, we got this call that they wouldn’t allow us the use of it because they have got instructions from somewhere,” he said.
He said the venue was booked for a press conference together with Parti Pribumi Bersatu (Bersatu) chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, but declined to comment on the topic of the press conference.
When contacted, Royal Selangor Club general manager/secretary Ramesh Menon said he is not in a position to comment.
Malaysiakini has also contacted the club’s president Poovi Maniam regarding the allegation, and is awaiting a response.
Zaid is expected to announce his return to active politics tomorrow by joining DAP.
Meanwhile, Zaid has again declined to confirm the matter today. Nevertheless, he said the press conference will continue as scheduled tomorrow morning at his home in Petaling Jaya.- Mkini