The Umno supreme council has reaffirmed support for Perikatan Nasional, but wants better cooperation based on “respect” and “political consensus”.
It also rejected working with PKR as mooted by former Umno president Najib Abdul Razak.
The Umno supreme council retained its previous decision without cooperating with PKR and DAP.
“Umno MPs will continue supporting the PN government.
Zahid also suggested that the government adopts a more inclusive approach beyond political ideology in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic impact faced by the people.
He reiterated that Umno fully supported the decree from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Conference of Rulers and supported a political ceasefire to ensure the country’s political stability.
Zahid, who is also the Bagan Datuk MP, said the party would continue its effort to strengthen Muafakat Nasional in accordance with its decision made in Umno’s last general assembly.
The Umno Supreme Council held tonight’s meeting to deliberate the views and suggestions brought up in this morning’s meeting between BN parliamentarians.
Matters raised during the earlier meeting include BN’s support for Muhyiddin and declining to work with PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.
According to BN Padang Besar MP Zahidi Zainul Abidin earlier today, some of the BN lawmakers also preferred snap polls to be held as soon as the Covid-19 pandemic is under control.
All Umno leaders who attended tonight’s three-hour meeting declined to speak with the media when they left around 12.45am. MKINI
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT / MKINI