When Anwar Ibrahim return home after his treatment in Munich and ummrah in Saudi, he had expressed his desire to meet up with the PM. Among other stuff, he had wanted to meet the PM in appreciation of the PM's move in upholding independence of the judiciary and the former DPM also said :: "I will try to meet the prime minister as a committed citizen to the development of reforms in this country." This was reported by BERNAMA under the headline :: "Anwar To Meet Abdullah Monday" on 31st Oct. Malaysiakini had also reported that the former DPM would support any positive steps taken by Pak Lah to combat corruption and poverty. Subsequently, BERNAMA reported the PM had said that "Anwar Has Yet To Request For Meeting". When asked whether he was willing to meet Anwar, the PM said: "He has yet to make contact, has not yet to request (for such a meeting), so I'll just wait for that..." M'kini said that "Pak Lah fences over Anwar meeting", saying that Pak Lah was non-committal about a request for a meeting by freed politician Anwar, but the possibility of talks with the ex-convict was not entirely ruled out. Malaysiakini on 3rd Nov reported that Anwar has sent his request for a meeting and an answer was awaited. Many thought that such a meeting would take place before the month of Syawal but Saturday, the last day of fasting came and went. Now today, the two former DPMs have finally met, though the meeting wasn't a private one. This meeting has been reported by the AUSTRALIAN under the heading :: "Freed dissident, PM in surprise visit" and by the Philippine Daily Enquirer using the headline :: "Malaysia's Anwar meets premier for first time in 6 years". The two former DPMs met for the first time in six years at a banquet in Penang hosted by the PM to mark the Eid al-Fitr. Anwar, had gone to a community hall in Penang where Abdullah was hosting the event. The half-hour meeting was purely a matter of courtesy and no political talks occurred, Anwar's aide Azmin Ali said. Nevertheless some will view the chance meeting as a sign of improving relations between Anwar and the gomen. As at this time of posting, BERNAMA has yet to report on this meeting of the two former DPMs. Probably like the M'kini reporters, BERNAMA reporters may have also taken long leave for the DeepaRaya celebrations. On the other hand they may be waiting for you know what to be given for many says that the Malaysian media is gomen controlled, no go, no report lah. If M'kini had been online, this item would have been breaking news. Did the two of them just chit chat about the weather and the horrible driving habits and attitudes of Malaysian drivers or did they also discuss setting a date for a private meeting? This must be on the minds of many during this holiday season too.
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