Muhyddin tells Umno critics: ‘Hormatlah sikit’

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KUALA LUMPUR: “Hormatlah sikit. Jangan mudah lupa diri” (Show some respect. Don’t get carried away).

That was the advice issued by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to some quarters in Umno on the loose cooperation between two parties under the current federal administration.

Muhyiddin said he was aware there were Bersatu members who were wondering about the party’s position and that of Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the Umno-led federal government, following Umno’s decision not to cooperate with Bersatu in the coming general election.

“Yes, we support Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the prime minister and we are together with him in the government.

“Our support is based on the certain terms agreed together. As long as the terms are adhered to, we will continue to give our support until the time is suitable to call for a general election.

“As the prime minister, he (Ismail Sabri) himself had said that Umno’s return to power was not because the party commands the majority in Parliament but due to the support from PN, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and several Independent members of Parliament.

“Therefore, I would like to advise certain quarters in Umno to show some respect. Do not get carried away,” said Muhyiddin in his speech at Bersatu’s fourth general assembly here today.

The Pagoh MP said he was also aware that there were Bersatu members who were disappointed and could not accept the fact that the previous PN government had been ousted in an “immoral” manner.

He was also aware of party members who were equally worried about Bersatu’s political future given that the prime minister under the current federal administration is no longer from Bersatu.

“Although I am no longer the prime minister, I am confident that I have done my very best the right way, in accordance with the law, the Constitution and with integrity.

“That is more important since we have prove to the people that we are not a party that is power-hungry.

“We are not a greedy party. We are not a party of gangsters,” he said.

Muhyiddin, in his speech, also congratulated GPS, under the leadership of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg, for securing a landslide victory in the recently-concluded 12th Sarawak Election.

GPS retained the Sarawak government after securing a more than two-third majority, capturing 76 of the total 82 seats.

“GPS is a loyal friend in PN. Insya-Allah (God willing), this understanding and good cooperation between PN and GPS will be manifested in the next general election,” said Muhyiddin, who is also the PN chairman.

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