Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says there is no issue of delay in deciding on the party’s cooperation with Bersatu as the matter had been determined during the last general assembly.
“For Bersatu, we have made a decision. We will never work with them… period. We made our decision during the Umno general assembly.
“That is our decision and we have decided not to work with Bersatu,” he told reporters after holding a meeting with Hang Tuah Jaya Umno Division in Melaka last night.
Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman, said earlier that the coalition would not be able to wait too long for “its friends” to decide on cooperation so as to avoid contesting against each other in the Melaka state election.
Meanwhile, Zahid said he was confident that Barisan Nasional would be able to win the Melaka election given “the other side’s problems” at this time.
The Election Commission has set Nov 20 for the state election, with nominations on Nov 8 and early voting to take place on Nov 16.