More to shift their allegiance, says Umno President

Published on 9 Nov 2023 6:52:43 PM

Umno expects more opposition MPs to shift their allegiance to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, says its President.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Thursday (Nov 9) that although some may regard the shift of allegiance from Perikatan Nasional to the Madani Government as another form of “hopping parties” despite the anti-hopping laws in place, the support offered by the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) MPs must be accepted without prejudice and a presumption that it is genuine.

The Deputy Prime Minister also called on Umno divisions to continue to work hard to regain the votes for Umno in the next general election and not be distracted by the shifting of allegiances, adding that the Umno Supreme Council has yet to discuss the scenario should those Bersatu MPs who have shifted allegiance request to rejoin Umno later on.