Annuar Musa to Bersatu: Mind your own business, Janda Baik meet an internal Umno matter

PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) should mind its own business and avoid commenting on Umno's internal matters, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The former Barisan Nasional secretary-general said Bersatu leaders should not get "too excited" about Umno's supreme council meeting at Janda Baik, Pahang, last Friday.

"They don't understand Umno politics, so it's better for them to keep quiet.

"Umno supreme council has its wisdoms, traditions and experiences throughout various political situations. I believe that is what's happening now," he said in a Facebook post on Monday (Feb 22).

Annuar said the Janda Baik meeting has been a cause of concern for the public and even Umno members themselves, given that there has been no official statement by the party on the matter.

"Give Umno the space to handle its own matters. Umno is able to find its own solutions.

"No one else can veto anyone else in the party because Umno belongs to its members. The party members will decide its future. So be patient," he said.

A similar criticism against Bersatu was levelled by Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan, who said the outcome of the meeting would be revealed in due time.

Shahril was responding to Bersatu supreme council member Muhammad Faiz Na'aman, who called for details on the Janda Baik meeting to be made public, as speculation was rife that Barisan had decided to quit Perikatan Nasional.

"If Umno wants to reveal any decision from the meeting, Umno will do so in its own time and it will be announced by the party president.

"Using the media to pressure Umno to reveal the internal affairs of the party only reflects the weakness of a person," he said.

It has been widely speculated that Umno's top leaders decided to part ways with Perikatan following the Janda Baik meeting.

However, in a statement, Umno has since denied that it would end its alliance with Bersatu and Perikatan once the Emergency proclamation is lifted tentatively on Aug 1.

It is believed that Umno was deliberating on an ultimatum by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin whether Barisan would contest the next general election as part of Perikatan.

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