Nazri’s position hangs in balance as UMNO says no to Anwar premiership

Nazri openly stated his support for Anwar and may even have helped ‘campaign’ for the PKR chief in Cameron Highlands. Source (pic): The Coverage

TTF: Nazri went on record to declare support for Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and openly backed the PKR de facto chief’s Port Dickson by-election campaign despite knowing that it was Anwar’s launch pad towards premiership.

UMNO, on the other hand, has taken PAS’ cue and is now willing to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad if need be to safeguard the interests of the Malays in the spirit of harmony. 

Though I commend this, it inadvertently means that the party, like PAS, is opposed to an Anwar premiership.

Thus, not only was Nazri’s act of supporting Anwar against UMNO’s constitution, it contravenes the new spirit with which UMNO intends to tackle the Malay-Muslim issue together with PAS, its newfound partner.

I think its high time UMNO discussed Nazri’s position in the party.

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said he will not attend the coalition’s supreme council meeting this Friday.

He said this was to allow the participation of components MCA and MIC, following the two parties’ ultimatum opposing the presence of Mohamed Nazri at the meeting.

MCA and MIC had alleged that Mohamed Nazri’s appointment as BN secretary-general last September was not in accordance with the coalition’s constitution.

The two parties also said they would not attend the meeting should Mohamed Nazri be present.

“I will not attend the meeting, because I want MCA and MIC to be there. They (BN leadership) can also discuss my position (as BN secretary-general).

“I am doing this because I want MCA to come forward and table their resolution (on dissolving BN),” Mohamed Nazri told a media conference today.

Earlier, Mohamed Nazri was reportedly adamant about attending the meeting, and said he preferred MCA and MIC to discuss their grievances against him in person.

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