Tuesday, November 24

Ahmad Maslan: Umno’s new terms aim to improve political ties, understanding

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PONTIAN: The new terms proposed by Umno to continue its political cooperation with the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) government are aimed at improving political ties and understanding among parties in the coalition, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said.

While describing the allegation that the new terms were political blackmail as individual opinion, he stressed that the terms were intended to make Umno’s stance clear.

Ahmad said the proposal was conveyed during the video conference between him, Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is the PN chairman, on Wednesday.

He said the proposal would also be submitted to Muhyiddin in writing later.

“The Prime Minister, through Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (PN secretary-general), has asked us to send a letter (on the proposal) to him as the PN chairman.

“What we discussed during the video conference, I cannot tell you right now. I’m sorry.

“Let the president (Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) announce it when the time is right,” he told reporters after presenting aid to undergraduates. — Bernama