PETALING JAYA: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has warned his party that it is surrounded by “enemies under a blanket”, following an open declaration by Perikatan National that Barisan Nasional is their main enemy.
Zahid said Cabinet members from BN were exposed to the risk of sabotage as long as the Cabinet continued to include Bersatu, which is led by Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also PN chairman.
“With Muhyiddin’s announcement that BN is PN’s number one enemy, the Cabinet should realise an enemy surrounds them and as long as they defend this Cabinet together with Bersatu they are at risk of sabotage,” he said.
The current Cabinet is headed by prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is an Umno vice-president. His government is a coalition that includes BN, Perikatan Nasional comprising Bersatu and PAS, and other parties.
Zahid said Bersatu was founded to team up with Pakatan Harapan to eliminate BN, and especially Umno. But after failing to do so, the party had changed its tactics to attack BN in an effort to block the rise of some Umno leaders.
“Fortunately, most of the BN leadership are able to see Bersatu’s scheme although there is no denying that there are also a few who are being deceived,” Zahid said.
“Also, isn’t it odd that Muhyiddin said Umno is the number one enemy and not PH, despite him saying that PH’s fight was not the same as the Malay-Muslim and Malaysian struggle?” he said in a Facebook post.
Zahid also said it was likely that the only party who were confused by Muhyiddin’s statement was the top leadership of PAS.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin reminded his party that their main enemy at the coming general election was BN. However, Bersatu need not be afraid about facing off against BN as the coalition would be supported by PAS, Gerakan, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku and the Sabah Progressive Party.