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“We have decided to hold off from leaving until we meet Anwar,” said former division information chief Ibrahim Mahidin, who spoke to The Malaysian Insider this evening.

Earlier this morning, Ibrahim had said that up to 50 PKR members from the division were expected to leave the party and a press conference was scheduled in Kuala Selangor in the afternoon.

However, he clarified the press conference was called in order for them to voice their dissatisfaction over the way the Kuala Selangor division’s annual general meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday.

Is 'in' the correct preposition after 'scheduled'? I was taught that it should be 'scheduled for'.

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“We have decided to hold off from leaving until we meet Anwar,” said former division information chief Ibrahim Mahidin, who spoke to The Malaysian Insider this evening.

Earlier this morning, Ibrahim had said that up to 50 PKR members from the division were expected to leave the party and a press conference was scheduled in Kuala Selangor in the afternoon.

However, he clarified the press conference was called in order for them to voice their dissatisfaction over the way the Kuala Selangor division’s annual general meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday.

Is 'in' the correct preposition after 'scheduled'? I was taught that it should be 'scheduled for'.

Thanks in advance.

You would say "scheduled for 4:00 p.m." (referring to time) "scheduled in Kuala Selangor" (referring to place.) If the time is not distinct you could choose to use either in or for: "scheduled for/in the afternoon." The use of "for" might tend to imply that it would happen for much of the afternoon whereas "in" might tend to imply that it would happen at a specific time "in the afternoon." But you could basically use them interchangeably.
 
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