Umno sec-gen: Party agrees to unity govt not led by Perikatan

PETALING JAYA: The Umno supreme council has unanimously decided to support and obey the King’s order for Barisan Nasional to support and take part in a unity government not led by Perikatan Nasional.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said this was to ensure that a prosperous and stable government could be formed.

“The supreme council also agreed for all party representatives who won Parliament seats in the 15th General Election to obey and accept whatever unity government or other forms of government that will be announced by the King,” he said in a statement after a three-hour special meeting at WTC KL here late Wednesday (Nov 23) night.

Ahmad said these were among the points agreed during the meeting which was chaired by party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said during the meeting, the council had acknowledged and gone through details of earlier discussions between Barisan’s negotiation committee with both Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan.

The council, said Ahmad, also reiterated its support towards Ahmad Zahid to continue as Barisan chairman.

“The council also unanimously supports him as Umno president,” he said, adding that this year, the Umno general assembly would be held from Dec 21 to 24.