Zahid tells Umno MPs to back Muhyiddin leadership

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hopes BN MPs will rally behind Muhyiddin Yassin and the Perikatan Nasional government.

PETALING JAYA: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has instructed the party’s MPs to rally behind Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Perikatan Nasional (PN) government ahead of next week’s Dewan Rakyat sitting.

Zahid said the support from Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs was vital to thwart “efforts to threaten the position of the PM by parties who want the position”.

“All BN ministers and deputy ministers have been asked to take appropriate action under their respective ministries to help the economy recover and create job opportunities for those who have been affected by Covid-19,” Zahid said in a statement.

This comes as former leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad seeks a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin, who was sworn in as prime minister following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government earlier this year.

Zahid also said Umno should not be dragged into PH’s debate on its PM candidate, and instead focus on people’s welfare.

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