Umno information chief Azalina Othman Said says her suggestion for Umno to consider contesting on its own ticket at the next general election is just her personal opinion.
The Pengerang MP said it should not be made into an issue as her view does not represent the official stand of Umno or Barisan Nasional (BN).
"I did not view it as the official stand of Umno but my personal opinion, and I gave three possible scenarios (in the write-up), in my capacity as an Umno member.
"Where did I go wrong? I wrote that as someone who is almost hitting 60 years old. I have my own views on politics and that represents my thoughts," she told reporters after an event in Kota Tinggi yesterday.
Azalina said this when asked about MIC and MCA's reactions to her suggestion that Umno consider contesting on its own at the next polls.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Azalina, the minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of law and institutional reform, asked if the time had come for Umno to contest on its own ticket at the next general election.
She also raised the question of whether Umno would still be contesting under the BN symbol in the future or under the BN symbol with a new coalition.