No discussions on group supporting I *** ail Sabri in Umno election, says Annuar


,Communications and Multimedia Minister Annuar Musa says it is not wrong for Muhyiddin Yassin to seek the deputy prime minister post for Perikatan Nasional. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 3, 2022.

KETEREH Umno division chief Annuar Musa said there were no discussions about a certain group of leaders in the party supporting vice-president I *** ail Sabri Yaakob to contest the Umno president post.

“We never discussed this; I know that some people are spreading (news on) the line-up, but we never sat down and discussed the line-up and the contest.

“… we have very limited time and there is so much work to do,” he told reporters when asked about rumours regarding a flyer listing the new Umno leadership called ‘Saf Kepimpinan Umno Selepas Pemilihan’ which was being shared on social media.

The poster, among others, listed I *** ail as president, Annuar as deputy president, and Hishammuddin Hussein, Mahdzir Khalid and Khairy Jamaluddin as vice-presidents.

When asked on Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin’s request for the deputy prime minister and other cabinet posts at his meeting with the prime minister, Annuar was of the view that it was not wrong to ask.

However, the communications and multimedia minister said it was up to the prime minister to decide on the matter.

“I don’t think it’s wrong to ask… but the appointment of deputy prime minister and ministers is the prerogative of the prime minister,” he said. – Bernama, July 3, 2022.