Annuar verified BN’s support letter to Anwar Ibrahim

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Minister of Federal Territories, Tan Sri Annuar Musa at a special news conference about his termination as the Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional (BN) at Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 06 JANUARY 2021
Minister of Federal Territories, Tan Sri Annuar Musa at a special news conference about his termination as the Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional (BN) at Putrajaya.PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 06 JANUARY 2021

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – The support letter addressed to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from several Members of Parliament (MP) of Barisan Nasional (BN) stating their support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was genuine.

According to the former Secretary-General of BN Tan Sri Annuar Musa, he had personally checked the validity of the support letter.

“I know it all and that letter, I have checked, it was genuine. Among the content of the letter was to topple the existing government, changing the Prime Minister and pledge loyalty to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“We did not discuss. The Supreme Council also did not discuss,” he said in a news conference at the Ministry of Federal Territories today.

Annuar, who is also the MP of Ketereh said that it was a devastating matter and should be avoided by BN.

“We need to avoid this on the basis of two crisis, we avoid the bigger crisis.

“But, the main point is the difference of opinion between my Chairman and I. I had to be direct. Otherwise, the members under me would not be able to understand,” he added.

However, Annuar refused to provide details when asked to name the Supreme Council members who had a discussion with the leadership of DAP to state their support for Anwar.

“I cannot be specific. I think that my friends in the Supreme Council can discuss about that,” said Annuar.

Meanwhile, he said, the support pledged by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for Anwar Ibrahim and working with DAP was the heaviest decision for the party.

“I think that the written support addressed to the YDPA stating that some of the Members of Parliament from BN support Anwar Ibrahim was a heavy matter and such decision could not be supported.

“But, my friends and I chose not to raise the matter as we hoped that it would not bring any problem or conflicts to the party.

“However, I cannot hide my stand, where the written support addressed to the YDPA stating that a portion of BN’s representatives have pledged their loyalty to Anwar Ibrahim and supported that the current government should be toppled… to me, that was something heavy and I, as the Secretary-General of BN, cannot support that decision,” he said.

According to Annuar, the stance taken by Ahmad Zahid was overly principled and involved the official decision of the party at the Political Bureau, Management Committee, Supreme Council and even the UMNO General Assembly.

“When the support was given without the knowledge of the party was made by a Chairman, to me, I cannot accept such thing. What more, to implement that,” said Annuar. –MalaysiaGazette

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