15 December 2018
Umno has suffered an exodus of MPs and other leaders over the past few days. Five of six MPs, nine of 10 assemblypersons, two senators and most of the divisional chiefs quit Sabah Umno on Wednesday. Six MPs in the peninsula also left the party yesterday.
BESUT: “Jangan percaya”, demikian jawapan ringkas bekas Menteri Pendidikan Tinggi Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh berhubung dakwaan beliau bakal keluar UMNO.
Kenyataan Anggota Parlimen Besut itu dimaklumkan kepada Bernama menerusi aplikasi WhatsApp setelah dihubungi bagi mendapatkan penjelasan berhubung perkara tersebut.
Idris diuar-uarkan akan mengikut jejak Anggota Parlimen Hulu Terengganu Datuk Rosol Wahid yang berbuat demikian pada Jumaat dan kini menjadi wakil rakyat Bebas.
Bagaimanapun, Rosol berhasrat menyertai Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) dan telah menghantar permohonan menyertai parti itu sehari sebelum keluar UMNO.
Dengan keputusan Rosol menjadi wakil rakyat Bebas, kerusi Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN) di Terengganu kini tinggal satu kerusi iaitu di Parlimen yang diwakili Idris.– BERNAMA
In the wake of mass resignations from Umno, former party president Najib Abdul Razak today called on the party to find the best solution to ensure its survival.
“I acknowledge that the situation is grave and requires a solution that can be accepted by the majority of the members,” he told reporters after meeting fishermen at the Sungai Miang Jetty in Pekan.
There have also been calls for Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to step down.
Najib, who is the MP for Pekan, said Umno remained strong with its close to three million members and 22,000 branches throughout the country.
The main objective should be to ensure the party’s survival, he said.
14 December 2018
#Umno reportedly will soon break. One faction led by former vice-president #HishammuddinHussein will join #Bersatu, while another faction, headed by Nazri Aziz, will join #PKR, reports The Starhttp://po.st/sArETg
Umno being torn apart
PETALING JAYA: Following the departure of a number of Sabah Umno’s elected representatives and division heads, party leaders from the peninsula are said to be preparing their exit to join the Pakatan…
PETALING JAYA: Following the departure of a number of Sabah Umno’s elected representatives and division heads, party leaders from the peninsula are said to be preparing their exit to join the Pakatan Harapan ruling coalition.
This may result in Umno being pulled apart in different directions.
“Those who are waiting to join Pakatan are watching what each Pakatan component party can offer in terms of position, stability and allocations,” said an Umno source.
“Many, however, are keen to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as this is the party of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself and it is most similar to Umno.”
The source added that those who want to switch parties fear that if they jump to Bersatu now, they may be sidelined by PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim later.
“Soon, there will be a breakup of Umno, with the leaders moving in three main groups. One will be led by former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and current deputy Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan into Bersatu, while another faction, headed by Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, will join PKR. The rest will stay on in Umno under its president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Nazri, the Padang Rengas MP, agrees that many top Umno leaders want to join Pakatan, but said that he wanted to join the coalition as an Umno member.
“Yes, it is true there were talks between Pakatan and Umno leaders, but this was to ensure that Umno will not be deregistered.
“Some of us went to see Dr Mahathir and proposed that we join Pakatan, but his condition was too stiff for us. He said for us to join Pakatan, we must deregister Umno. The grassroots still want Umno and we could not do that,” said Nazri.
“So, I went to meet Anwar. As we know, the Pakatan agreement is Dr Mahathir will pass the baton to Anwar. We proposed a unity government between Umno, PKR and DAP.”
According to Nazri, Anwar wanted to wait until he becomes prime minister before deciding on this proposal.
Nazri added that although he wants to remain in Umno, if the party were to be deregistered before Anwar took over as prime minister, he would then likely join PKR.
“How can I join Bersatu because it will be them who got Umno deregistered?” he said.
A photograph of another meeting between Dr Mahathir and a few Umno leaders last October went viral yesterday.
The Umno leaders in the photo were Mohamad, treasurer Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar, Larut MP Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin and Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.
“There will be a historical event happening soon,” Shahidan told Sin Chew Daily, adding that if Perlis Umno leaders crossed over to Pakatan, the Barisan-led state government would collapse.
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