: UMNO will continue to support Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional government until the end of this term but subject to some guidelines as agreed to by the party's Supreme Council.
In a press statement today, UMNO President, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, said the support given that led to the formation of the new government on March 1 was merely a moral responsibility to save the country from the ongoing political crisis.
Among the terms agreed by UMNO, according to the Bagan Datuk MP, the new government must ensure that the aspirations of the people were truly realized.
“The new government should fulfill its responsibility by bringing prosperity to all citizens, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and social standing.
"The new government must not to repeat the mistakes of the previous Pakatan Harapan government in dealing with issues affecting the sensitivities of race relations in the country," he added.
The statement was released after an UMNO Special Supreme Council Meeting which Ahmad Zahid chaired for almost 3 hours at the Menara Dato Onn here today.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Zahid said UMNO would continue to act as an agent for check and balance of the new government to ensure the people's voice and aspirations were fully defended.
“UMNO will also continue its main agenda of strengthening the Muafakat Nasional with Pas and partners and also strengthen the Barisan Nasional along with MCA, MIC and PBRS.
"UMNO remains committed to defending Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's new government as long as the people's aspirations are maintained and to ensure the political and economic stability can be safeguarded until the next general election," he added.