Umno will definitely withdraw support for Perikatan govt, says Puad Zakarshi


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  • Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

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PETALING JAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi expressed confidence that the party will decide to withdraw its support for the Perikatan Nasional administration.

His remarks come following talk that certain party leaders are renewing efforts for Umno to leave the government, with president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi appearing to be the main driving force behind such attempts.

“The decision to withdraw from the Perikatan government is for certain. Just waiting for the Umno supreme council to finalise the decision,” he said on Facebook on Tuesday (July 6).

He added that his confidence stems from seeing that the majority of Umno supreme council members being in favour of the party “pulling the plug” on Perikatan.

On June 21, Ahmad Zahid issued a 14-day ultimatum for Perikatan to have Parliament reconvene.

On Monday (July 5), which is nearing the end of the ultimatum, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Parliament will reconvene from July 26 for five days.

Mohd Puad said the statement by the PMO will not change the stance of the Umno supreme council.

“Umno’s reasons are clear. It stems from the failures of the government in handling various issues, especially in the aspect of managing the pandemic threat and the country’s economy," he said.

Speculation is rife that the Umno supreme council may meet on Tuesday (July 6), though the party remains deeply divided on whether it should stay on in the Perikatan government or leave.

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