Kuala Lumpur: Amid rising political crisis in the country, Sembrong Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, said that UMNO must decide which party to work with in the next General Elections (GE15).
His statement comes hours after Annuar Musa claimed that UMNO is in touch with DAP to form the government.
UMNO needs to clarify, if not with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) then which party is good to work with ahead of GE15, Hishammuddin said in his statement.
The party should also decide whether to work with DAP, PKR or will contest alone in the next election, he said.
The considerations made should not be based on emotions and short-term effects.
“This is because the decision that the party will make will determine the ups and downs of UMNO, affecting the values and foundations of UMNO’s struggle, as well as UMNO’s position in the next election.
UMNO’s political cooperation planning should be done carefully because the election is not tomorrow. UMNO must do it with full responsibility and wisdom, “he said in a statement here on Wednesday.
Kenyataan saya mengenai situasi terkini #UMNO – “Apa sebenarnya UMNO inginkan?”. Kepada ahli Majlis Tertinggi yang akan bermesyuarat pada malam ini, biar ahli parti dan rakyat jelas apa sebenarnya UMNO inginkan.https://t.co/aG3HmOg8Qb pic.twitter.com/XKEQLdKXGV— Hishammuddin Hussein ???????? (@HishammuddinH2O) January 6, 2021
He added that the lesson that UMNO should take is that Barisan Nasional (BN) only won 79 seats in GE-14 out of 133 seats in GE-13.