People in BN want to buang Zahid and DAP is eagerly rushing nak pungut dia.
For starters, MCA has called on the Umno president to resign as BN chairman.
A proximate reason for the fallout is a letter that Zahid handed to the Agong pledging BN’s full backing for Anwar to become PM.
MCA, which has two MPs out of BN’s 30 total, did not agree with the contents of the Nov 22 letter — signed by Zahid and submitted to the Agong without MCA’s knowledge.
The letter also goes against the ‘No Anwar, No DAP’ determination made earlier by the Umno general assembly.
Caretaker PM Ismail Sabri, who is also an Umno vice president, was reported yesterday as saying the party had not committed itself to Harapan — his version of the telling contradicts Zahid.
Nonetheless, after a marathon meeting last night which dragged on past midnight, the Umno supreme council circled their wagons around the beleaguered party president who is facing calls from the grassroots to segera “undur”.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the air, needless to say.
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The following unverified news was reported by Malay Mail early this morning.
Aside from MCA, other BN components MIC and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah have also called for a vote of no-confidence in Zahid Hamidi continuing as the coalition chairman.
Among BN leaders who have demanded Zahid’s resignation are KJ, former information chief Shahril Hamdan, Selangor Umno chief Noh Omar, Johor Menteri Besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi and MIC vice-president C. Sivarraajh.
Zahid’s men are striking back at MCA.
It is grateful DAP supporters who are defending Zahid against the criticisms, and gushing over his Umno lieutenants.
Jamal Yunos – who led the Red Shirts to barricade Chinatown (Petaling Street) in September 2015 – said “MCA ini sepatutnya sudah tidak wujud”.
Maybe Jamal will get his ‘Bubar BN’ wish soon. In the meantime, DAP and Dapsters have become the staunchest cheerleaders of Zahid who is the party’s unity government ticket to Putrajaya.