KUALA LUMPUR: Umno leaders appear to be in supportive mood as they showed up for the supreme council meeting ahead of the party's 69th anniversary celebrations here.
Umno leaders said the consensus is still one of "strong support" for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
"The mood is very strong. There's strong support for PM," said Umno supreme council member Dr Puad Zarkashi.
Most of the supreme council members showed up at the party headquarters in the signature red of Umno, while vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein spotted a batik shirt as they waited for the arrival of their president.
When asked to comment on the mood in the party, Hishammuddin replied amusingly: "Good?"
He added that he would only comment after the meeting was over.
Najib himself arrived at 3.20pm, clad in a black suit, and was ushered into the meeting by party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Another supreme council member Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, deflected any talk of tension in the party, saying that the mood was "relaxed".
Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir was one of the last leaders to arrive and was seen hurrying into the building.
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