Anwar-Zahid coup fails: BN to remain in opposition, won’t back PH, PN, says Ismail

(FMT) – Barisan Nasional will not be backing anyone to form the government and will remain in the opposition, says Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail said this was the decision made by BN’s Supreme Council.

“Thank God, BN’s Supreme Council has decided not to support any coalition in forming the government.

“BN does not support Pakatan Harapan or Perikatan Nasional. For now, BN has agreed to remain in the opposition,” he said in a Facebook post.

Yesterday, PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim confirmed that they were in talks with BN to form the government.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, had given party leaders and heads of coalitions until 2pm today to propose their prime ministerial candidate.