KUALA TERENGGANU: Umno presidential candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah views seriously Barisan Nasional (BN) parties leaving the coalition without prior discussion with leaders of other component parties.
He said this was made worse by the action of an Umno elected representative leaving the party without first referring the matter to party leaders.
“This should not happen. There should be a meeting held, but we have not heard about a meeting between BN component party leaders to talk about BN’s future following the recent loss in the 14th general election.
“Suddenly we hear of parties leaving BN. They do have the right to withdraw themselves, but at least there should be a discussion. Today, an elected Umno representative quit the party.
“This is a serious matter, we can’t let this go on. We have to discuss and see what problems they are facing, because they are our representatives, representing thousands of people who voted for Umno.
“We can’t be standing with our hands crossed, allowing people to make their own decisions,” he told reporters after meeting Terengganu Umno leaders here today.
Yesterday, Gerakan announced it was quitting BN to become an independent opposition party.
Earlier today, Bagan Serai MP Noor Azmi Ghazali announced he was leaving Umno to join PPBM.