ALOR SETAR: Kedah Umno says it fully backs party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's (pic) political ceasefire plan for the sake of political stability.
Its chief Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the ceasefire was an important decision to ensure the government had the space to focus on the agenda of helping the people in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and improve the economy.
"The need for political stability in the country is vital in providing as much space and opportunity as possible to the government led by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet to focus on the well-being of the people during the pandemic.
"Apart from that, it is also an opportunity for the government to revive the economy," he said in a statement on Thursday (Oct 22).
Jamil said the Kedah Umno believed a political ceasefire was the best decision to minimise the people's restlessness and difficulties.
Ahmad Zahid on Wednesday (Oct 21) said Umno wanted a political ceasefire, and called for all parties in the Perikatan Nasional government to strengthen cooperation to ensure political stability in the country.
He said political stability was crucial since the nation faced economic uncertainty and threats from Covid-19.