IPOH: All parties should respect the decision made by the Umno supreme council, according to Datuk Saarani Mohamad (pic).
The Perak Mentri Besar said the decision was made after taking into account various factors, especially the difficult situation currently faced by the people.
“With the challenging political climate, threats to the practice of parliamentary democracy, as well as demands for the Covid-19 pandemic to be better managed, Umno needs to show determination in its decision,” Saarani said in a statement.
He also congratulated Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for their appointments as Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister respectively.
Saarani added that both leaders, armed with their vast experience, could help address the pandemic and rebuild the lives of the people.
“On the part of the state government, we will continue to mobilise all resources to revive the economy, assist the affected people and ensure that the vaccination programme is successful,” he added.
On Thursday, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the party had decided to withdraw its support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Prime Minister.
Ahmad Zahid said the decision was unanimously agreed during the party’s supreme council meeting which was held virtually on Wednesday and lasted until the wee hours of the next day.