KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak today expressed his confidence that the party’s Pagoh and Semporna divisions remain with the central leadership, although their leaders have jumped ship.
Speaking at the Umno general assembly here today, Najib took jibes at former Umno deputy and vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, who had both left the party to form their own parties in the opposition block.
Muhyiddin is the Pagoh MP while Shafie is Semporna MP.
“I am confident and I believe that Umno Pagoh and Umno Semporna will continue standing with the leadership,” he said.
Najib then praised vice president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for taking on the additional role of acting deputy president.
He also commended the loyalty of another Umno vice president, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Muhyiddin went on to form Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) while Shafie took over an existing that and rebranded it as Parti Warisan Sabah.