Noh Omar plays coy over ‘new umbrella’

KUALA SELANGOR: Perikatan Nasional is asking Tan Sri Noh Omar, who has been seen attending various events hosted by the coalition, what is holding him back from signing the papers to join them.

“The daughter has joined. What is the father waiting for?” asked Selangor Perikatan chairman Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

He said the former six-term Tanjong Karang MP had been seen frequenting the coalition’s programmes to lend his support.

“Tan Sri, what are you waiting for?

“A few days ago, you were at Sungai Besar (Perikatan event), and tonight you are here in Tanjong Karang,” said Azmin at Perikatan’s maiden mega ceramah, themed “The New Selangor Journey” (Jelajah Selangor Baharu) in Tanjong Karang on Sunday night.

Keeping mum: Azmin (left) says Noh might be waiting for the right time to announce his entry into Perikatan.Keeping mum: Azmin (left) says Noh might be waiting for the right time to announce his entry into Perikatan.

Azmin added that Noh, who is also the former Selangor Barisan Nasional and Selangor Umno chief, might be waiting for the right time to announce his entry into Perikatan.

“May I announce it tonight, Tan Sri? ...

“Never mind, maybe he has his own strategies,” he said at the event dubbed the launch of the “green wave” in Selangor.

It was reported that Noh’s daughter Nurul Syazwani, who is Tanjung Karang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Srikandi Muda chief, would contest a state seat under the Tanjong Karang parliamentary constituency.

Noh, who was sacked from Umno for purportedly violating the party’s constitution, has said he would contest the upcoming state election under Perikatan, but did not reveal which party he would represent.

During the ceramah, Noh said he felt sad that his efforts had been in vain.

“I led the Tanjong Karang Umno division for six terms, almost 30 years.

“If you want to throw me out, do it properly.

“Don’t treat me like trash,” he said.

Since his “old house” has been burned down, Noh said he had no choice but to look for a “new umbrella”.

“They want to break Tanjong Karang Umno apart. But let’s stand up together and support Perikatan,” he said.

Noh was widely expected to make an announcement of his political direction on Sunday night, but he only reiterated that he would work hard to ensure Tanjong Karang became a Perikatan stronghold, other than helping Perikatan win in the Selangor state polls.

Those present that night included other Perikatan leaders such as the coalition’s election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim and Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi.

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