KUALA LUMPUR: Umno and Barisan Nasional will never cooperate with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), if DAP continues to rule the government.
Umno President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also said that it is impossible for Barisan and Bersatu to cooperate politically, as long as DAP continues to administer the government.
“For sure, we will never accept the invitation, as long as the party and its leaders continues to be in cahoots with DAP.
“Umno and Barisan will never accept it as long as DAP continues to run the government. DAP is carrying the ‘Malaysian-Malaysia’ agenda, which will never be accepted by Umno and Barisan.
“This is Umno and Barisan’s official stand,” he said.
Dr Ahmad Zahid added that although Umno and Barisan is always open to accept the current political reality, he said that it will never cooperate with Bersatu due to its responsibility to ensure Malay and Islamic unity.
“It (the Malay-Muslim agenda) must also be seen in the context of social diversity in Malaysia,” he added.
On July 5, Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for all Malays - especially Umno members - to come together under the umbrella of Bersatu for the sake of unity.
Pakatan Harapan is set to have a presidential council meeting at 4pm on Monday (July 8) to deliberate over Dr Mahathir’s remarks.
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