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Umno, BN MPs asked to support PN until Parliament dissolved, says BN sec-gen

He says this is crucial to ensuring that the government can fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Umno and other Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs have been asked to continue supporting the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until Parliament is dissolved, BN secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said today.

He said this support was important to ensure that the government could do its best to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The present government is a coalition government. It’s not only a PN government but also a BN government and a Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government.

“So, until now… as stated at the Umno Supreme Council meeting, we have asked Umno and (other) BN MPs to support the PN government until Parliament is dissolved, and this is important in fighting the pandemic.

“It is up to the government to decide when to dissolve Parliament, but we will stay with the coalition government until then,” he said without ruling out the possibility of a new coalition government emerging after the 15th general election.

Ahmad was speaking to reporters after receiving his Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Pontian health clinic today.

Umno and BN are part of the PN government but are not members of the five-party PN coalition led by Bersatu.

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