Tok Mat: Unanimous decision by supreme council for Umno to withdraw support for Perikatan govt


SEREMBAN: The emergency Umno supreme council meeting on Tuesday (Aug 3) evening decided unanimously to withdraw support for the Perikatan Nasional government, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

The Umno deputy president said the meeting was cordial, with no disagreements or raised voices, and 54 of the 56 supreme council members were present.

"The decision was unanimous... no one disagreed or objected (to withdraw support for Perikatan Nasional).

"As far as I am concerned we were all on the same page and spoke the same language," he said when contacted Tuesday.

Among the absentees was Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, who is with the Malaysian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics.

Mohamad said no one was told that they must stop supporting Perikatan and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

"We agreed that all members, including ministers and those holding positions, must toe the party line, what more with recent developments

"Now it is left to their conscience. We also agreed that our focus now should be the 15the general election," he said.

Asked what the party's next move was, Mohamad said this depended on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Asked if any member had raised concerns over the party's decision, Mohamad said there were questions on what Umno would do next.

"Like I said, we decided that we shall leave this to the King's wisdom," he added.

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