TTF: Lie: Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not want UMNO in Pakatan Harapan (PH) even if the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party works with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) (see news item below).
Truth: Mahathir and Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali have negotiated deals with over 20 PKR MPs and an almost equal number of UMNO MPs to effect crossovers of all these MPs into PPBM.
Truth: Following the crossovers, UMNO will be deregistered assuming Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi persists with forging an alliance with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Truth: PPBM will then be renamed “UMNO Baru,” following which the word “Baru” will be dropped.
Truth: Mahathir is pissed Nazri betrayed him (READ HERE)
PETALING JAYA: Umno will not be accepted into Pakatan Harapan (PH) even if the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party works with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
This was the vow made by PH chairman Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in response to media reports that Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz had voiced his intent to help PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim campaign in the Port Dickson by-election.
“Even if Umno works with PKR, we will not accept them (Umno) into PH. If normal Umno members wish to join PH, we can accept. But not as a party (Umno) joining PH,” he said.
Dr Mahathir, who is also PH component Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman, was speaking to the media after chairing the party’s leadership meeting at the party headquarters, here, today.
Yesterday, Nazri, initially via his wife, Datin Seri Haflin Saiful, had voiced support for Anwar in the Port Dickson by-election.
The Padang Rengas member of parliament said he was ready to campaign for Anwar on the grounds of fighting in Umno’s interest and opening the way for Umno to return to government.
Additional reporting by Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim and Lokman Ariff Abdul Karim
Source: NST Online