Former premier Najib Abdul Razak has denied that Umno is plotting to trigger a snap election by moving against the Perikatan Nasional government.
Instead, he said Umno is prepared in the event Parliament is dissolved if Pakatan Harapan only manages to secure a slim majority with “bought” MPs.
“Harapan still wants to topple the government by buying PN MPs. Even if Harapan has enough numbers, that number would be slim and the Harapan 2.0 government would be unstable.
“As such, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can use his wisdom and powers to dissolve Parliament to resolve the political instability afflicting our country,” he added.
He said BN supports the PN government until the 15th general election and is prepared to face Harapan should there be a national polls.
Najib was responding to Bersatu supreme council member A Kadir Jasin, who speculated if Umno and BN were going to make a move against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government.
This was after Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi posted on Facebook a photograph (above) of him and Najib, with the caption: “We are ready for GE15. Are you ready to be with us?”
Zahid’s remarks came amid an ongoing tussle for Putrajaya, with Harapan, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Warisan claiming to have the majority to wrest power from PN.
PN had seized power in March after Muhyiddin took Bersatu out of Harapan to form a new alliance with Umno, BN and PAS, with support from GPS.
Deputy Works Minister Shahruddin Md Salleh had said that he is willing to quit the PN government to save Bersatu from the infighting between Muhyiddin and Mahathir.