[VIDEO] "UMNO Remains, Pakatan Harapan Is Over" - UMNO Secretary-General

"Is Pakatan Harapan over?" "I think so."

Cover image via Mukhriz Hazim/Malaysiakini & Azneal Ishak/Malaysiakini

United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that the formation of a new government coalition is "very likely"

Astro Awani reported that he was present at the dinner dubbed Majlis Makan Malam Muafakat MP held at Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya last night, 23 February.

Other opposition MPs from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), were also seen entering the hotel where People's Justice Party (PKR) and Malaysian United Indigenous Party (Bersatu) top leaders were allegedly having a meeting, sparking rumours that a new government will be formed.

While leaving the hotel, Annuar told reporters that UMNO remains as a political party and Pakatan Harapan (PH) "is over"

Reporters also asked if the coalition will be made up of Bersatu, UMNO, and PAS.

According to New Straits Times, he nodded and said that the formation of the new coalition, named Pakatan Nasional, must be done according to the Constitution.

"You have to read and follow the constitution and the (Yang di-Pertuan) Agong. Let's not jump the gun," he said.

The announcement of the new coalition will be done by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Annuar also said that he is happy with the outcome and there are no problems in forming the new coalition as they "have been working together for five decades".

He told Sinar Harian that another meeting will be held with the Prime Minister and he will announce the new coalition.

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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reportedly held a meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday, 23 February:

Pakatan Nasional reportedly has the support of over 130 Members of Parliament (MPs):