By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – Pertubuhan Penggerak Komuniti Negara Malaysia (PKN) strongly denies the allegation that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government ordered it to tarnish UMNO after its decision last night.
Its Patron, Zuraida Kamaruddin said that PKN has never receive any order from the Information Chief of PN, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to act in such way.
“As the Patron to Penggerak Komuniti Negara (PKN), I would like to emphasize that PKN did not receive any order from the Information Chief of Perikatan Nasional (PN) as widely shared through WhatsApp.
“I strongly deny PKN and all its wings such as Nations of Women (NOW), Pemuda Negara and Wanita Muda Negara’s direct or indirect involvement in the plan,” she said in a statement.
A WhatsApp message went viral early this morning on an order from the office of the PN Information Chief to the media under PKN to highlight UMNO’s intention in leaving PN due to power struggle.
The order also requested the media under PKN to draft its script and focus on the power craze UMNO, avoiding issues surrounding the people and economic, increasing postings with #abahjagakita, linking UMNO in supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the betrayal of UMNO.
According to the viral message, everyone ought to give their cooperation within the next 24 hours to stop UMNO from revealing administrative issues in PN.
The message was believed to be made viral as a response to the news conference by the Secretary-General of UMNO, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan last night.
The UMNO Political Bureau and UMNO State Liaisons have decided that the party should consider withdrawing its support to PN.
UMNO will also give new terms and conditions to the PN government in pursuing political coalition in writing if they choose to do so.
Zuraida also took the opportunity to warn irresponsible parties to stop spreading fake news on PKN.
“I hope that the irresponsible quarters would stop spreading fake news.
“The focus of PN is to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and to revive the national economic to ensure the welfare of the people and the people can prosper together,” she added. –MalaysiaGazette