Nur Jazlan says some Umno leaders are considering forming a “Trans-Borneo” political pact after GE15

Umno’s Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pictured) claimed the proposed pact involved a breakaway faction of Umno that was considering a takeover with like-minded BN MPs and their PN and GPS counterparts being their main link to Borneo. — photo by Bernama

By Ben Tan

Friday September 16, 2022 12:23 MYT

JOHOR BARU, September 16 – Outspoken Johor Umno leader Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed today claimed that several dissident Umno leaders were involved in a covert effort to form a ‘Trans-Borneo’ political pact to take control of the country after the 15th general election (GE15).

The deputy leader of Johor Umno claimed that the proposed pact involved a breakaway faction of Umno which was considering a takeover with like-minded Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs and their counterparts from Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS), being their main Borneo liaison.

“In conjunction with Malaysia Day, I want to share the latest news that there are a couple of cursed Umno leaders making a secret move with PAS to join PN, BN and GPS after GE15.

“They are turning their backs on the party where the planned joint venture move in Borneo (with GPS as a partner) was done in secret for the purpose of gaining power and personal interests,” Nur Jazlan said in his latest post on his Official facebook. page this morning.

His revelation today further fuels the possibility of GPS joining forces with a BN-PN political pact after the upcoming legislative elections in hopes of forming the next federal government.

Nur Jazlan did not name the Umno leaders involved in the plot, but they are believed to be against Datuk Seri party chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He explained that the particular Umno group is trying to weaken the Malay Nationalist Party from within in hopes that it can influence the party leadership, as well as that of the BN, to accept the PN as a political ally. .

“They are also ready to accept ex-Umno political frogs, who are now with the Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Party, in an attempt to orchestrate a reverse takeover of BN,” he said. declared.

He claimed that the same group was actively trying to woo GPS into agreeing to its so-called “Trans PN-BN-Borneo” project to establish a ruling coalition government after GE15.

However, Nur Jazlan said the GPS disagreed and rejected the plan proposed by dissident Umno leaders and their PN partners.

He said it was because the GPS, in hindsight, knows that such “backdoor” cooperation will not achieve a stable government.

“At the same time, GPS is also aware that if Umno divides internally, BN will cease to exist, with MCA and MIC in danger of collapsing,” the former parliamentarian and deputy minister said.

Nur Jazlan Sarawakians do not need the “Trans PN-BN-Borneo” political pact to improve their lives.

Nur Jazlan, who is also the head of the Pulai Umno division, stressed that the breakaway faction is ready to betray its own party’s struggle to retain its position and privileges in Putrajaya.

He noted that the faction, along with its counterparts Bersatu and PAS, have come to realize that their positions are quite fragile.

“That is why these Umno leaders are doing their best to cooperate with the PN and BN in a political marriage to their advantage.

“They know that a majority of Umno and grassroots leaders are opposed to any political cooperation with Bersatu and PAS, which are the main parties of the PN,” Nur Jazlan said.

The GPS is an alliance of political parties based in Sarawak, mainly made up of former BN parties after the national elections in May 2018. It is currently the fourth largest bloc in Dewan Rakyat and forms the government of the state of Sarawak .

At present, 19 of Sarawak’s 31 parliamentary seats are monitored by GPS.

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