PETALING JAYA: The Umno supreme council must decide to immediately leave the Perikatan Nasional government and stop playing "wayang kulit" (shadow play), says Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
The Gua Musang MP, who is also known as Ku Li, urged his party’s supreme council to hold a meeting to amend the decision to stay in the Perikatan Nasional government until Parliament is dissolved.
“Was that a misstep? Cut ties and leave the Perikatan government now.
“Stop playing ‘wayang kulit’! There is no benefit and no impact, ” he said in a statement Thursday (March 4).
He added that this is his “sincere advice” to Umno party members who are in the government and in government-linked corporations after he said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had threatened to get rid of them.
“What are you waiting for? Stop immediately and protect your dignity and the dignity of Umno, ” he urged.
The statement comes as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia held a two-hour supreme council meeting on Thursday night to discuss its ties with Umno.
Muhyiddin, who is Bersatu president, did not announce what the decision was, though party secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said they viewed seriously the letter signed by Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dated Feb 26.
Umno had earlier sent the letter, signed by Ahmad Zahid, stating that its supreme council, in a meeting on Feb 19, had agreed not to cooperate with Bersatu in the next general election.