Putrajaya’s Umno division has expressed support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s leadership as Prime Minister, despite calls by the party not to cooperate with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
Its chief, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, said the division has also urged all Umno MPs to continue working with Perikatan Nasional (PN).
“Nothing has been said about not backing Muhyiddin’s leadership and so forth, because I, for one, know that it is we who wanted Muhyiddin to be the Prime Minister, and Umno should support him because the party has formed the government with Muhyiddin.
“I (note) that those who have voiced their dissatisfaction are those who were defeated (in the general election), so I hope they will not aggravate the situation,” he told a press conference after the Putrajaya Umno division meeting on Sunday.
He said the division’s decision not to cooperate with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still stands, as had been decided by the Umno Supreme Council previously.
When asked to comment on Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement yesterday that 143 of the party’s 191 divisions have refused to cooperate with Bersatu, Tengku Adnan said there might have been some misunderstandings which could be resolved.
“The president said this was from the grassroots, but I am confident that if the president and the Supreme Council sit together with the political bureau, we can improve the situation, because I hope for Bersatu and Umno to reunite one day,” he said.
In his speech during the meeting earlier, Tengku Adnan, who is also Putrajaya MP, said he was one of the individuals who was involved in the overthrow of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and had urged Muhyiddin to lead the government.
On rumours that Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will leave Umno, Tengku Adnan said he is confident the Barisan Nasional (BN) treasurer-general is a rational person and would continue to remain in Umno.