Amanah to discuss with Umno first before accepting ex-Umno members, says Salahuddin

JOHOR BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will hold discussion with Umno first before accepting the application of former Umno members into their party, says Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.

The Amanah deputy president said that this is necessary as Umno is one of the parties under the unity government.

"We need to have some discussion with Umno first if that (applications from former Umno members) were to happen. Umno is one of the parties under the unity government. As such, we will talk to them first when we come across such a situation," he added.

He said this to reporters after a Johor Pakatan Harapan dinner in conjunction with Chinese New Year at Dewan Raya Bukit Indah on Friday (Feb 10) night.

Salahuddin, who is also Johor Pakatan chief, said this in response to questions on whether Amanah was prepared to take in Umno members that were sacked recently.

On Jan 27, Umno sacked former Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and supreme council member Tan Sri Noh Omar.

Others punished included former vice-president and Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who was suspended for six years.

Former information chief Shahril Hamdan, former Youth exco member Datuk Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya, former Johor state exco member and Tebrau division chief Datuk Maulizan Bujang and former Jempol MP Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Mohd Shariff were also suspended for six years.

During the dinner here, Amanah also received the application from some 400 people to join the party, including about 120 non-Malay for its associate wing.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Selangor MMEA bust boat carrying illegal immigrants in Morib waters
SLS says Sabah govt's support on 40% revenue rights review a morale booster
Rosmah ordered to file defence by July 4 in 1MDB’s US$246mil suit
'Who is he trying to defend?' Anwar raps Hamzah over targeted subsidy
106 deaths recorded due to traffic accidents in S'wak from January to April, says state minister
Cops smash syndicate using luxury goods, vehicles to launder millions
Sungai Bakap assemblyman passes away at 56
Bank Islam stops 1,632 fraudulent transactions, nearly RM11.7mil saved in four months
Investigations yet to uncover any link between attacks on footballers, says IGP
Contractors picked for road works programme will have to complete projects this year, says Nanta

Others Also Read