Friday, July 30, 2021

UMNO is a house divided by offerings from PRIBUMI Bersatu

MM Online:

Fault lines in BN, Umno as conflicting statements issued following Istana’s rebuke of govt

BN currently has 42 lawmakers, which include 38 lawmakers from Umno, two from MCA, one from MIC and PBS, respectively. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Both Barisan Nasional (BN) and its lynchpin party Umno seem to have split into two different factions, following statements issued by its leaders that seem to contradict each other’s stand on their support for the Perikatan Nasional government.

After the Yang di-Pertuan Agong denied it had assented to revoking the Emergency Ordinances (EO) as claimed by the government, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi again reiterated that the party’s MPs have rescinded their support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, also from Umno, later claimed that the government still stands as “more than 110 MPs” are still backing Muhyiddin to stay as prime minister. He did not prove his assertion.

Later on, a statement bearing the Barisan Nasional (BN) logo and allegedly signed by Ismail was released to the media claiming 40 of its lawmakers are backing the administration and Muhyiddin’s leadership after a meeting was held among its members.

BN currently has 42 lawmakers, which include 38 lawmakers from Umno, two from MCA, one from MIC and PBS, respectively.

Subsequent attempts by Malay Mail to verify the legitimacy of this letter with BN lawmakers had gone unanswered.

However, the abovementioned statement was later confirmed as false via an official communiqué issued by BN executive secretary Datuk Mohamad Sahfri Ab Aziz, stating that only the office of the pact’s chairman or the secretary-general are authorised to issue any press statements.

“The Barisan Nasional Headquarters denied the existence of a letter using the logo and address of the party’s office as it was published and went viral at this time,” he said.

Further complicating matters, ousted former BN secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa in a late night remark claimed that the BN statement was indeed authentic, and lambasted Mohamad Sahfri for denying it.

He said the consensus was made among 40 BN MPs, including five who did not attend the meeting, at 5.30pm in Parliament.

The current secretary-general of BN is Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir with Ahmad Zahid the chairman as Umno president.

Ismail Sabri does not hold any position in BN, but is reportedly the chief whip of the government MPs following his promotion as deputy prime minister.

Not long after that, statements from Perak Umno chairman Datuk Saarani Mohamad and Pahang Umno chairman Datuk Sri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail were also circulated to the press.

In an apparent attempt to distance themselves, both men asked Muhyiddin to take full responsibility over the matter and urged him to ask forgiveness from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Earlier today, the King expressed his deep disappointment at de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan’s assertion in Parliament that the EOs had been revoked despite him not giving his assent yet.

Istana Negara’s statement resulted in an uproar inside the Dewan Rakyat earlier today leading to a long break, with the sitting ultimately cut short following announcement that two more of those in the hall were positive with Covid-19.


  1. A vote of confidence on Monday will clear the air but the sitting will probably be postponed or cancelled as the Obedient Civil Servant DG Noor Hisham will detect even more cases of Covid in Parlimen over the weekend, maybe even Delta …..ha ha ha…

    1. sokong sokong sokong that way Teo Nie Ching may become DPM, wakakaka

    2. So many Choices from 42....TNC will be behind Gobind, Ramkarpal, Hannah, Yeo Bee Yin etc.

      Obedient Civil Servant DG Noor Hisham doing his best to shut down Parlimen on Monday but can find only 11 positive cases out of 1,183 tests, means positivity rate of 0.01%, WAY BELOW national average of 7-10%. He needs to find many more cases otherwise Parlimen can jalan on Monday ha ha ha...

      DG: Parliament screening finds 9 positive cases, total 11
      30 Jul 2021

      A total of 11 individuals connected to the ongoing Parliament sitting has so far tested positive for Covid-19, with nine cases detected through a mass screening of 1,183 individuals yesterday.

      The mass screening was performed after confirmation that two Parliament staff members had tested positive earlier yesterday...

  2. No Telor , No Heart and No Brain..
    That's what you get...

  3. This wrecked ship of umno is breaking up fast.

    The soonest, the better for the future well-being of the nation.

    Mamak, do yr best to strike with yr last kick to sink it. The nation would remember this act of yrs better than all yr past (mis)deeds - perhaps not in the same class as of Gorbachev's breaking up of Soviet Union but definitely worth a piece of bolihland history.