Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today admitted that he and other senior party leaders had met with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Zahid said at the meeting, the message was clear.
“The message is very loud and clear that we must jump ship and join PPBM.
“We must dissolve Umno,” he said after delivering the keynote address at the 72nd MIC general assembly at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).
Zahid said also present at the meeting was his deputy and Umno’s vice-presidents.
He was responding to questions by reporters on whether he had been personally asked by Mahathir to jump ship.
Zahid, however, refused to elaborate further on the meeting with Mahathir.
Previously, it was reported that Mahathir had welcomed Umno members who wanted to join PPBM.
Zahid also refused to comment on Umno veteran Mustapa Mohamad, better known as Tok Pa, who officially submitted his membership application form to join PPBM to Mahathir, who is the party’s chairman, last night.
“Who is Tok Pa? I don’t know who’s that,” was his response when pressed by the media.
Mustapa had expressed gratitude to the party leadership for accepting him into the party.