Umno supreme council meeting Nov 23 night

PETALING JAYA: The Umno supreme council will be meeting on Wednesday (Nov 23) night to further discuss the role it should play in the formation of the next government.

Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed that the meeting would take place at the Umno headquarters from 8.30pm.

Party supreme council member Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin also said: "Yes, we will be meeting tonight."

The meeting comes hours after Barisan Nasional and Umno leaders met with Perikatan Nasional leaders to discuss the formation of the next government.

There has been much discussion between coalitions and political parties in the past four days since the 15th General Election results were announced.

It is believed that the Umno supreme council meeting will be to make a final decision if the 27 Umno MPs will be able to go en bloc and support either Perikatan or Pakatan Harapan.

The decision of the supreme council tonight will have to be endorsed by the Barisan supreme council before it can be brought to the Palace.

This is because Umno MPs contested under the Barisan banner in GE15.

Earlier on Wednesday, top Umno leaders including party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the King had ordered Barisan to be part of a unity government.

Barisan can join either Perikatan or Pakatan to form a unity government.

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