PETALING JAYA: Umno has denied a news report claiming its president ordered all its MPs to leave the government by February.
In a short text, a party spokesman said the news about the so-called instruction from Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was fake.
"Umno headquarters are denying the news which has gone viral recently," said the text sent on Tuesday (Jan 5).
Earlier, news portal Suara.Tv reported that Ahmad Zahid ordered all Umno MPs to leave the Perikatan Nasional government before February to expedite a general election.
The Bagan Datuk MP allegedly said this at an Umno division chiefs meeting at the party's headquarters at Putra World Trade Centre.