Tengku Adnan: Umno will not accept Zaid back

By Bernama

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 — Umno will not accept former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim back into the party, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said.

“Zaid, we have expelled him. Why should we take him back?” he said when asked on Zaid’s chance should he want to return to Umno’s fold.

“He will also give us problems. We don’t like to have people who give problems. We want people who join our party, the Barisan Nasional(BN) component parties, to understand the party struggle, not those who want to pursue their own interests,” he told reporters after opening the convocation day for Kemas kindergartens in Putrajaya today.

On November 8, Zaid announced his withdrawal as a candidate for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president’s post and resignation from all party posts following allegations that there was no transparency in the party election.

However, Zaid, who was expelled from Umno in December 2008 and then joined PKR six months later, has yet to voice his intention to return to Umno’s fold.

There have only been reports of his intention to form a new party. — Bernama