KUALA LUMPUR: Umno wants the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Pakatan Harapan government’s allegations of Barisan Nasional government’s wrongdoings and mismanagement.
Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said an RCI should also be set up on the management of Tabung Haji by the previous government.
He said the government should review the decision to sell the country’s strategic assets and government agencies related to the rakyat, including Tabung Haji, Khazanah Nasional and other government-linked companies.
“Umno also urges the government to re-open the trials involving the Penang undersea tunnel project and three highways linked to DAP leaders worth RM6.3bil, ” he said in a statement issued after the party’s supreme council meeting yesterday.
“Umno also wants the Perikatan Nasional government to expedite the probe and prosecution of the individuals linked to the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.”
He said the party called for the termination of Pakatan government’s agenda, including the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission, which Umno believed was aimed at restricting the police force in discharging its duties.
“Umno will support the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin until the next general election based on a few guidelines, including introducing measures to fulfil the aspirations of the people.
“The new Perikatan government must also come up with an effective plan to combat the challenges of the global economy and the Covid-19 pandemic, ” he said.
Umno also announced the appointment of supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan as secretary-general replacing Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Youth vice-chief Shahril Hamdan as its new information chief.
Annuar has been appointed Federal Territories Minister, while Shahril is taking over from Datuk Seri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah who joined the Cabinet as the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.
Meanwhile, several Umno supreme council members raised their concerns over the party’s representation in the Cabinet, saying that they deserved a better deal.
Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said in honouring the spirit of the coalition’s partnership, Umno deserved better representation.
Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said he was not satisfied with the distribution of Cabinet posts and suggested that Parliament be dissolved.
“Most of the members, however, feel we need to do something so that Umno is strong again.
“Maybe it’s a good idea for Parliament to be dissolved, ” he said.
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