Barisan Nasional secretary-general Annuar Musa says he is willing to be fired in order to maintain the cooperation among Malay parties and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
In a Facebook post, Annuar said he stood by the Umno Supreme Council’s decision against cooperating with DAP and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
“I want Umno to lead the cooperation among Malay and Islamist parties, while rejecting any division among the ummah. If you want to fire me because of that, please go ahead,” he said.
Annuar’s comments come in the wake of the call by Pasir Puteh Umno Youth chief Muhammad Saifullah Ali for the Umno leadership to dismiss Annuar from the party.
Saifullah said the party should take strict action against Annuar, as he was seen to be a spokesman for PPBM.
Annuar noted that during his 40 years in Umno, meetings with the party’s division representatives often discussed issues involving Malays, Islam and the people.
However, he said, the past year had only been about calls for rejection and disunity among the Malays, adding that “we are fighting among ourselves. DAP can begin to smile”.
He also claimed that the Umno divisions and MPs in Kelantan were slowly turning over to parties in the opposition.
“Hopefully, it won’t be the same at national level,” he said.
Earlier, Kelantan Umno chief Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub announced he was ready to resign as the chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) if PN did not dissolve Parliament by the end of this month.
The Machang MP had said he would do so as a sign of his unwillingness to work with the PN government, should Putrajaya fail to request the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to dissolve Parliament. – FMT