Annuar admits Bersatu wooing Umno MPs

Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa says a few Umno lawmakers have also approached Bersatu with the aim of swapping parties. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 29, 2018.

SEVERAL Umno lawmakers have been approached to join Bersatu, said Annuar Musa. 

The party secretary-general said several MPs were approached and then a few others sought to join the ruling coalition and swap parties. 

“There are those who were approached directly and also there are those who were wooed via middleman. The core idea is to strengthen Bersatu,” Annuar told reporters at the Parliament lobby today. 

The Ketereh lawmaker added that personally he would stick with Umno as that was the mandate he was given by his constituents. 

“It is not that we did not consider it. We understand that Bersatu is weak with 13 seats and might not be stable… but we have a bigger responsibility. 

“We won on a Barisan Nasional ticket. We have a personal responsibility to the people who voted for us,” Annuar said. 

Bersatu supreme council member A Kadir Jasin said 40 Umno parliamentarians are about to jump ship to Bersatu. 

Last week, former trade and industries minister Mustapa Mohamed joined Bersatu after quitting Umno in September. 

Annuar said Mustapha took an easy way out by quitting Umno instead of remaining with the opposition party.

“If I wanted to have a good life, I would be like Tok Pa (Mustapa) but we all have our respective ways. I want to still serve the party.” – October 29, 2018.

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  • won't be accepted...MARA man.

    Posted 5 years ago by Lipdah Lia · Reply

  • He obviously did not read the fine prints - only those without political baggage needs to apply.

    Posted 5 years ago by Roger 5201 · Reply

  • Personally I appeal to Bersatu not to admit anymore MP from Umno. All have baggages that will ruin the PH.

    Posted 5 years ago by Adrian Tan · Reply

  • Stop trying to be saint and standing on being a principle politician. You are a hypocrite and by the way you won't even make it to securing a registration form. You smell baad a few kilometres away.

    Posted 5 years ago by Lee Lee · Reply

  • As MPs, you MUST think of the PEOPLE first, how you can bring value to your constituency... either by remaining in DUMNO or joining a PH coalition party..
    That should be the only reason for consideration, nothing else.

    Posted 5 years ago by TTs Take · Reply