Nazri sees no change in Umno’s Johor support if Muhyiddin suspended


(MMO) – Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said today that Umno’s Johor bastion would not be affected by any decision by the party to suspend its deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The supreme council member reportedly dismissed the notion at a press conference here according to The Star Online, saying that Muhyiddin, who is Pagoh MP, does not represent the majority voice of Johor Umno.

“Since when did Muhyiddin represent Johor?” he was quoted in the news portal as telling a press conference at Istana Budaya.

“I am not concerned about the remarks as Muhyiddin does not represent Johoreans,” he added.

According to The Star Online’s report, Nazri said this when asked to comment on remarks made by Pagoh Umno Youth chief Mohd Zaid Abdul Rahman.

Mohd Zaid reportedly released a statement today seeking Nazri’s apology for issuing “disrespectful” remarks about Muhyiddin.

According to The Malaysian Insider, Mohd Zaid said Nazri’s remarks not only insulted Muhyiddin but also Pagoh Umno’s grassroots members and other Johoreans.

“How can a minister like him come up with such disgusting remarks. We believe it is not only us but the entire Johor people are also offended,” he was quoted in the news portal as saying.

Nazri is reportedly planning to submit a motion seeking Muhyiddin’s suspension from the party at tomorrow’s supreme council meeting as punishment for the latter’s continued attacks against the party leadership.

In an interview with Malay Mail Online earlier this week, the Padang Rengas MP said Muhyiddin should stop thinking of himself as a “God-sent” leader to Malaysia, and claimed many party members disliked him because of his arrogance.

“Don’t be too cock sure that you are strong, the Umno delegates who voted for you in the past did not show any concern when you were dropped as deputy prime minister.

“I am one of them. The truth is that Muhyiddin has not functioned as the deputy president we elected and hoped for,” Nazri said.