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BN to go solo at GE15, says Tok Mat

The Umno deputy president says the party will not be tied to any other group.

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The Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) remains firm in its decision to go solo in the 15th general election without being tied to any other party, Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan said today.

He said this was because the government which would be formed after GE15 must be the government which garners the biggest majority and ensure political stability apart from holding to the resolutions of 2020 Umno annual general assembly not to cooperate with other parties.

“It is clear that Umno is taking the path to go alone (in GE15) and will not be tied to any other party. We do not want any alliance which could be binding, although any negotiations or alliances will be after GE15.

“If the party is unable, then it would be appropriate to think of tying with other parties as partners to build a strong government, and these were among the proposals raised in the Rembau Umno division delegates meeting,” he told reporters in Seremban today.

Asked if the question of the position of the prime minister was discussed at the meeting, Mohamad who is also Rantau assemblyman said there were no motions on the position raised apart from putting the matter to the party’s top leadership.

“There were no discussions, no question of supporting or not supporting the prime minister. We adhere to the decision of the Supreme Council.

“We have given the mandate to five top party leaders but it is up to the respective divisions (on the prime minister’s position). We did not give any guidelines,” he said.

On whether the party election would be held before or after GE15, he said this would be decided after discussions with members of the Supreme Council.

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