Muhyiddin’s Plan To Set Up New Party Will Have No Impact On UMNO

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 29 – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s plan to continue his political struggle by joining another party or setting up a new party will have no impact on Umno, said former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He said that the support for Umno is still strong.

He told this to reporters when met at a breaking the fast organised by the Federation of Peninsula Malaysia Malay Students Association (GPMS) here, yesterday. Also present was Higher Education Minister and GPMS adviser Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh and GPMS president, Zambri Mohd Isa. 

On Sunday, Muhyiddin, in a media conference with Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, stated their intention to continue their political struggle via a new political platform. However, both of them did not state in detail concerning the new platform, whether to join another political party or to set up a new political party. 

Asked about Muhyiddin’s claim that he was loyal to Umno, Abdullah said: “If he is good, he will still be in Umno”. The Umno Supreme Council on Friday sacked deputy president Muhyiddin and former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz for indiscipline and for being on the same stage with Opposition leaders to attack the Umno leadership. — Bernama

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