Umno MPs “free” to support Anwar – Zahid

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi – Picture from The Star

By S. Harrish

UMNO will not stop its MPs from backing PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister as he tries to form the Federal Government.

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he was informed that many Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs have expressed their support for Anwar.

Zahid said that Umno and Barisan Nasional were not officially part of Perikatan Nasional, but supported it in Parliament.

“Perikatan Nasional was formed based on the support of individual MPs only,” he said.

Anwar had earlier today said he had enough support from MPs to topple the PN government and that he was seeking an audience with the King.