Ahead of the next general election (GE), Umno said, the party must be the dominant entity and the issue should not be disputed.
Umno Information Chief Shahril Sufian Hamdan said it was a fact that needed to be accepted by all parties.
Clearly targeting the statement to PPBM, Shahril said, the dominant issue is easily uttered by a party that gave birth to two prime ministers despite having a small seat in parliament.
“For Umno, it is clear that whatever the final formula is before the 15th GE, Umno must be dominant. If you do not accept that fact, game over (ends) and no deal (no understanding), “he said on Facebook.
Shahril’s statement was made accompanied by a news report involving the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Saifuddin Abdullah, who expressed his view that politicians should not follow the old political framework.
Saifuddin – who is a member of parliament representing the Indera Mahkota PKR before moving to the United – reportedly said that politicians should be open and dominant issue should not arise in the Malay party affiliation.
Shahril statement came shortly after the Umno vice-president, Mohamed Khaled Nordin, confirms the dominant Malay party that existed a long time ago and it is essential to ensure political stability.
Khaled also clearly criticized PPBM when he described the strength of Umno and PAS as sufficient to win the GE.
Shahril said that his statement did not mean that Umno was perfect and had solved all problems, or that the party did not need the help of other parties until they “noticed” that they could win the GE with only the support of their members.
“No,” he said.
He added that although Umno members respect Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and help the government he leads, the dominant issue will arise and still arise.
Therefore, he said there was no apologetic term among Umno members regarding the matter.
“UMNO must be dominant.
“What is the meaning of the translation of dominance and what is the strategy towards that, especially in the context of the 15th GE, the leadership will discuss and set, apart from what was stated before, for example, the seat won by Umno remains Umno,” he added.