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BN pledges support for coalition govt

Discussions have also been held on cooperation with other parties in the government for the state polls to come.

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A row of Barisan Nasional flags fly in the breeze. Photo: Reuters
A row of Barisan Nasional flags fly in the breeze. Photo: Reuters

The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council, at its meeting last night, unanimously agreed to back the coalition government.

BN secretary-general Zambry Abd Kadir said the meeting, held at the Kuala Lumpur World Trade Centre (WTC KL), was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also BN chairman, and attended by all BN component parties.

He said the meeting made a resolution on BN’s commitment to jointly develop and continue to implement the people's policy agenda and called on all leaders from various walks of life to maintain unity and harmony to ensure political stability in the country.

"The BN Supreme Council has also been informed about the party's preparations for the six state elections, namely Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

"Discussions also involved the cooperation model between BN and parties in the unity government," he said in a statement shared on the BN Facebook page.
Besides that, Zambry said the BN Supreme Council also agreed to participate in the unity government national convention to be held on May 14 at WTC KL.

At the meeting, the president of the respective component parties congratulated Zahid and Mohamad Hasan for winning the posts of Umno president and Umno deputy president uncontested in the 2023-2026 Umno election.

The meeting also congratulated the Umno Supreme Council members and leaders at all levels for winning the election.

According to Zambry, the BN Supreme Council meeting also agreed on the appointment of Johari Abdul Ghani as BN treasurer-general and Muhamad Akmal Saleh and Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi as representatives of the Youth and Puteri movement, respectively.

The meeting also appointed Pahang Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin as Umno representatives in the BN Supreme Council, while Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah is represented by its information chief Fredie Sua.