No disciplinary action against Nazri Aziz, says Zahid

Padang Rengas MP Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

KUALA NERUS: No disciplinary action will be taken against Padang Rengas Umno division chief Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz even though he had expressed support for Anwar Ibrahim in the coming Port Dickson parliamentary by-election, says Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid said Nazri’s action did not represent Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) even though he had openly supported the PKR president-elect.

“What disciplinary action? We do not have a problem if Nazri supports Datuk Seri Anwar in Port Dickson.

“We celebrate differences in opinions … What had been stated by Nazri did not represent Umno and BN overall as it was merely his personal view and as an Umno division chief,” he said.

Zahid was speaking to reporters after attending the 64th PAS muktamar (annual general assembly) here today.

Nazri said he was serious about supporting Anwar and PKR as a way out for Umno to return as the government.

Earlier, at a separate media conference, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had said the opposition would not give PKR an easy path to win the Port Dickson by-election.

He said PAS was ready to put up a candidate if BN or Umno did not contest to seize the vacant parliamentary seat after its MP, Danyal Abdullah, tendered his resignation to pave the way for Anwar to return to Parliament.

“We will not give him a walkover. If there are no people contesting, PAS can contest. At least, we can have a joint effort with Umno in preparation for GE15. Win or lose is another matter,” Hadi said.