PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should have ironed out matters in the Umno and Barisan Nasional supreme council meetings instead of publicly voicing his dissatisfaction against the Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (pic).
In a press statement on Sunday, the Minister in the Prime Ministerâ€™s said differences in opinion and dissatisfaction are part and parcel of politics and should be aired on a suitable platform.
â€œIt was not right for Muhyiddin as the Umno deputy president to make an open statement against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is also the party president. All of his opinions should have been aired in the Umno and BN supreme council meetings.
â€œWe should not be influenced by the oppositionâ€™s dirty political agenda or certain quarters which want to see Umno and BN split,â€ she said.
Muhyiddin was dropped as deputy prime minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle after he made a statement against Najib on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.
On Sunday, Muhyiddin said that he would continue to speak out as he was touched by the support he had received from people.
He reiterated that he had never betrayed Umno and has been with the party for the past 42 years, 38 of which has been in government.
Azalina said the strengths of Umno and BN are loyalty and trust and she expressed that any leader from BN would not be involved in toppling the ruling government.
â€œThe people will feel cheated if a leader does something like that because every MP who is elected holds the trust of the people.â€-NST