Zahid: Umno will not stop its MPs from supporting Anwar for PM

(Star) – Umno will not stop its MPs from backing PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Umno president said he was informed that some Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs had expressed their support for Anwar.

“I respect their stand,” Zahid said on Wednesday (Sept 23).

Zahid added that Umno and Barisan were not components of Perikatan Nasional, but supported it in Parliament.

“Perikatan Nasional was formed based on the support of individual MPs only,” he said.

Zahid said he had followed the press conference held by the Port Dickson MP earlier.

During the press conference, Anwar claimed that he had a “strong and formidable majority” to form the next government.

However, he stopped short at revealing the numbers he has.