DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said his party will not cooperate with Umno, as long as it is under the leadership of President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former president Najib Razak.
While acknowledging it was a question that arose recently, he firmly said, it was the party’s stance.
“We are against Umno, Barisan Nasional (BN), the National Alliance (PN) because we cannot accept the policy of dividing the people.
“I emphasize here that DAP will not cooperate with Umno under the leadership of Zahid and also Najib,” he said.
However, he did not directly touch on the allegation that PKR President Anwar Ibrahim had a sufficient majority to form a new government.
Anwar claimed he had “the support and strong and convincing majority” of members of various parliamentary parties to form a new government, a majority Malay and Muslim representatives.
Although some Umno and Barisan Nasional leaders immediately denied supporting Anwar, Zahid reportedly said that many Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs supported Anwar, but the party could not stop them from doing so.
He said the support for the Perikatan Nasional government was only the support of MPs.
Yesterday, Warisan Deputy President Darell Leiking said, the party will not cooperate with Umno.
Anwar would lose the support of 42 MPs without DAP’s support, and Anwar was also reported to have said that Pejuang MPs led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad were not among the elected representatives who supported him.
DAP has announced that it will support Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister if he has a majority to form a government.
Previously, Lim said in a statement that a total of 42 MPs from his party supported Anwar and it was in line with the decision of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council.
“We take note of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement earlier that he has the support of MPs to form the Federal Government.
“In line with the decision of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council, 42 DAP MPs will give support to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister if he has enough numbers to form the Government,” he said.
Anwar claimed that he had a strong majority to form a new government in the near future in an emergency press conference on Wednesday. He stressed that at this time the government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen.
The Port Dickson MP also said that the new government he will form is not a ‘back door’ government or a back door government.
He stressed that his new government got a strong and convincing majority.
Meanwhile, Pakatan Harapan (PH) PKR partner, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) announced that all 11 members of Parliament have given full support to Anwar to form a new government.
Amanah President, Mohamad Sabu in a statement today said, the support is as decided by the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council before.
26th September 2020 18:49