ALOR GAJAH: The decision to forge cooperation with other parties if Barisan Nasional (BN) was unable to form the new government after the 15th general election (GE15) will be a decision made by the coalition and not by any individual.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is an Umno vice-president, said this included the possibility of BN collaborating with PKR.
“Such a big decision like this must be made by the party, not any individual.
“Whether we want to do it (collaborate) with PKR, PN (Perikatan Nasional) or PH (Pakatan Harapan), the party will decide,” he told reporters here today.
Meanwhile, on speculation that Nov 18 is to be announced as a special public holiday and that the salary for civil servants will be paid on Nov 17, Ismail said an announcement would be made soon.
“It has gone viral on social media today, but please wait for my announcement,” he said.
Earlier, Ismail went on a walkabout and met the people in Durian Tunggal here today.
Also present were Melaka chief minister Sulaiman Ali and BN candidate for Alor Gajah, Shahril Hamdan.