Umno sec-gen claims Ismail Sabri govt lost ‘40pc legitimacy to lead’ after Perikatan MPs’ protest letter to Agong

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan today claimed the current federal government has lost “40 per cent of its legitimacy” after Perikatan Nasional (PN) ministers sent a letter to the King to object to a general election during the year-end monsoon season.

(MMO) – He described the PN letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as akin to breaking ranks with the government as such issues are supposed to be resolved within the Cabinet.

“Only the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has the right to advise and give his recommendations to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“With the PN ministers supporting the move in the letter, the current government has lost about 40 per cent of its legitimacy to lead,” Ahmad told reporters during the Pontian Umno division Puteri wing meeting at the party’s division hall here today.

Present was Johor Umno chief Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad, who is also the Pontian Umno division chief.

The percentage given by Ahmad was reflective of the PN ministers in Ismail Sabri’s administration that consists of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and PAS ministers.

Ahmad who is also Pontian MP also said all 191 Umno division wings nationwide are expected to launch their election machinery in conjunction with their divisional wing meetings during the weekend.

“Umno must make the necessary early measures as the GE15 may be held very soon,” he said.

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