If Umno contests all seats, PPBM will too, says Muhyiddin

(FMT) – PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Umno against being too obsessed with seats for the next general election to the point that it leaves no room for discussions with his party.

The prime minister said PPBM would also contest every seat if Umno decides to contest all 222 parliamentary seats. “If it (Umno) wants to take it all, then I want to take it all, too.

“That’s why I’ve never been prideful or arrogant, lest the people get angry.

“I understand the statements being made at the (Umno) general assembly. I was there too before this (as Umno deputy president).

“I don’t want to face a clash where, in the end, we turn our focus away from the fundamental issues,” he said at a press conference after an event here today.

He was commenting on Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan saying the endeavour to unite the Malays must be led by his party.

Speaking at the youth and women’s wings assembly today, Mohamad also said the people needed to know that there can be no stable government in Malaysia without the support of the largest Malay party (Umno).

Umno’s general assembly is expected to see a proposal for Umno to cut ties with PPBM being discussed.