PUTRAJAYA, 19 May 2009: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties have been warned against making statements that could be misinterpreted and jeopardise solidarity within the coalition.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said everyone in the country had their own views but they should have the interest of the party at heart and adhere to the majority decision.
“Ideally, we should not make any statement that is misinterpreted. Everyone in the country have their own views, but when we have a party, we are guided by the majority decision or consensus reached by the BN top leadership.
“We should uphold the BN principle, which is consensus. Don’t have personal opinion. Disputes between one another do not reflect solidarity,” he said.
Muhyiddin said this when commenting on the agreement reached between MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and PAS vice-president Husam Musa concerning the dissolution of the Perak legislative assembly to resolve the political crisis in the state.
Commenting further, Muhyiddin, who is also the BN deputy chairperson, said the meeting between the two leaders were not told to him and he was not certain whether Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak knew about it.
“We have no information about it. I was not informed about it. I don’t know whether the Prime Minister had been informed about it,” he said.
Whatever the decision, it would have to be made after the process at the court had been completed, he added. — Bernama