No more talks, we’re taking back our seats, says Umno’s Tajuddin

Umno has rebuffed calls to negotiate with Perikatan Nasional (PN) some 13 parliamentary seats it lost through defections.

(FMT) – According to a Sinar Harian report, Umno elections director Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said his party has already decided to contest in and retake the seats.

“Umno’s stand is to take back all the areas (lost through) defections. So, when we want to take them back, there is no need for discussions,” he said.

He was commenting on PN information chief Azmin Ali’s invitation to Umno to negotiate the 13 seats, which are among the reasons for their fallout.

Azmin, in his interview with the Malay daily, had said Umno should not destroy the cooperation forged over a year ago.

However, Tajuddin, the Pasir Salak MP, said no one wanted to destroy the PN government and this was why Umno had pledged to support it until Parliament was dissolved.

Previously, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said the party would not cooperate with PPBM in the next general election, though Perlis and Sabah Umno have taken an opposing stand.