DAP Organization Secretary Loke Siew Fook rejected Annuar Musa’s allegation that he had met several Umno leaders to discuss cooperation between the two parties to form a new government.
“I have never met with any Umno leader to discuss Umno-DAP cooperation,” he said.
Asked if Annuar tried to cheat, Loke declined to comment further.
Yesterday, Annuar, who is also the former Barisan Nasional secretary-general, reiterated his allegation that several Umno leaders, including members of the Supreme Working Council, met Loke.
However, he did not name the leader.
“It is sufficient for me to state that I received authentic information luar that outside the party’s decision, there is a top party leader involved in the meeting with Anthony Loke from DAP,” said Annuar.
In the meantime, Annuar Musa admitted that he was confused by the actions of some UMNO leaders who announced their withdrawal of support for the National Alliance (PN) government.
He said the action was not in line with the party’s decision to decide that their participation in the government was en bloc.
“This I admit, I am also confused. I adhere to the party’s decision but why are there individual actions that are not in line with the party.
“So (this situation) I think we should harmonize. The party leadership, especially the president, must find a way to harmonize between the party’s decision and the actions taken by individuals,” he said.
Asked why some UMNO leaders acted in such a way, the Ketereh Member of Parliament said it was because of frustration between UMNO leaders and MPs to the PN government led by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) when certain things happened.
“I just feel that the frustration needs to be managed because part of it is perception. I have interacted many times with the government and the Prime Minister, I find the Prime Minister to be open.
“The Prime Minister is willing to listen to many problems but the gap (relationship between UMNO and Bersatu) is not closed. That is why I am still positive, although there is a crisis now but I still pray for harmony to be restored,” he said.
Following that, Annuar called for UMNO to take the opportunity during the emergency declaration period which saw no Dewan Rakyat sitting to reflect and rectify the situation.
“But on the part of Bersatu, I hope to take an open attitude to improve if there are things that cause UMNO members to be offended. There is room for us to create that understanding.
“I also call on UMNO leaders to unite members because if we can’t do it then it will be harder for us to work with others,” he said.