3 Johor UMNO warlords are expected to join PN

THREE out of 10 UMNO warlords who are allegedly joining Perikatan Nasional (PN) are from Johor, according to a Sinar Harian report.

The trio were reportedly influential and had previously held significant positions in UMNO, according to the report which cited an unnamed source.

“I cannot name them now but I can tell you they are from Johor. They are important people. That is why we call them ‘warlords’. We will announce their entry soon,” said the source.

PN Secretary-General Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin and Bersatu media leader Datuk Razali Idris recently claimed that 10 “UMNO warlords” will soon join PN.

Moreover, former UMNO Kelantan figure Tan Sri Annuar Musa has formally joined PAS while former UMNO Selangor chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar has been actively campaigning for PN.

Annuar Musa, PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang and PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (left to right)

Furthermore, Bersatu was also in the midst of snatching former UMNO Youth president Khairy Jamaluddin.

Between December 2022 and January 2023, Annuar, Noh and Khairy were expelled from UMNO.

Several prominent UMNO figures were also handed a six-year suspension, including Johor UMNO stalwarts Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein and Datuk Maulizan Bujang.

Both the Sembrong MP and Maulizan claimed that their suspensions were not in accordance with protocol because they were never exposed to a disciplinary proceeding.

UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi noted that none of those who were sanctioned had filed appeals. – June 14, 2023

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