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Muhyiddin’s 45-seat claim all talk, says Noh Omar

 | September 4, 2016

He can say whatever he wants, it's more of a theory, says head of Selangor Umno about Muhyiddin's prediction of 45-seat loss for Barisan National.


SUNGAI BULOH: Umno Selangor chief Noh Omar has brushed away Muhyiddin Yassin’s confidence in thrashing Barisan Nasional (BN) at the next general election, pointing out that it is all just “talk”.

“Everyone can talk. I also can say that we (BN) will win two-thirds majority. This is politics. Nothing is impossible,” he told reporters after attending the Subang Umnno divisional assembly today.

Muhyiddin, who was expelled as Umno deputy president this year, had claimed that BN was not as strong as it used to be, as it could easily lose 45 seats in the next general election to the opposition.

Speaking at an anti-1MDB ceramah on Friday, he said his research had shown that BN has 67 “shaky” seats and a mere four per cent shift in votes would be enough for 45 of BN’s seats to be won by the opposition.

“Just like the opposition, he (Muhyiddin) can say whatever he wants to say. It’s more of a theory. We must be practical,” Noh said. “He can say whatever he wants but when he becomes the government, he must abide by the facts.”

Muhyiddin, who is pro-tem president of Umno splinter group Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has urged for unity among the Opposition parties, stressing the necessity to ensure a straight fight during the coming election.



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