Umno leader goes solo in frantic bid to shore up support for Anwar?

A high-ranking Umno politician opposed to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has broken ranks with fellow leaders in pressuring MPs from the Malay party to sign statutory declarations in support of Anwar Ibrahim, MalaysiaNow has learnt.

(MalaysiaNow) – This comes ahead of a crucial Dewan Rakyat vote on Thursday which could decide the future of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

It is learnt that the leader, seen as still wielding influence in Umno, met a group of MPs from the party at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last week in an attempt to convince them to topple Muhyiddin.

“But there has been no success, at least not yet, in getting the MPs to support the PKR leader,” a source from Umno told MalaysiaNow on condition of strict anonymity.

MalaysiaNow could not independently verify the claim, and as such has decided not to identify the leader.

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