PETALING JAYA: Annuar Musa says he will not give up the fight to unite Malay leaders despite his recent removal as Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general.
In a Facebook post, the Ketereh MP said he stood by his opinion that Malays and Malay parties must stick together, a movement that must be led by Umno.
He said he would work towards bridging the gap among Malay leaders, who were arguing among themselves, for the sake of the people.
“They may not be comfortable with my stance now, but I am confident that over time, many will begin to understand,” said the Federal Territories minister.
Commenting on current secretary-general Ahmad Maslan’s recent statement that one of Umno’s reasons for retracting its support for PPBM was because of the government’s refusal to drop the court cases against Umno leaders, Annuar said the thought had never crossed his mind.
“The people understand that the government’s involvement in court and judiciary matters should not happen. Umno respects the rule of law and the principle of ‘separation of powers’,” he said.
Annuar had previously made several allegations against the party’s leadership, claiming that Umno was working with DAP to form a new government and that its president, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had sent a letter to the King in support of Anwar Ibrahim to become prime minister.