“Watching my house burn from the outside”: Annuar pens cryptic message after his sacking from UMNO

FORMER Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa has penned a rather cryptic message on Facebook about how he now can only watch his “house” burn from the outside. 

This came mere hours after reports that the UMNO party veteran – alongside two other divisional leaders – had been sacked from the party following an UMNO supreme council meeting last night. 

While it was reported that the party veteran has not been taking calls to his number since news early this morning of his sacking, Annuar had taken the time to write down a “dream” he claimed to have had last night about the house he inherited and lived in being on fire. 

“I love the house. I tried to put off the fire so that we could stop more of its occupants from abandoning our house,” he wrote. 

“But as the fire was blazing and many others continued to leave the house, I was suddenly pulled out. And now I can only watch as the fire rage from the outside. 

“Although I really love the house, I can only pray: ‘Dear Allah, to you I surrender, and to you I seek help. Please save the burning house’.” 

Annuar had also put the word “house” in quotation marks, strengthening speculations that he was alluding to UMNO. 

Last night, UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi revealed that three party division leaders have been sacked for berating the Barisan Nasional (BN) linchpin, as part of the political outfit’s attempt to crack down on errant members. 

Without revealing their identities, Puad said two are Wanita UMNO division chiefs while the other is an UMNO division leader. He said that their names will only be disclosed in an official statement soon.  

Puad also revealed that the three were sacked because they had “criticised the party” and campaigned for a rival party during the recent 15th General Election (GE15). 

It was learned that the two others are reportedly Arau Wanita Umno division chief Datuk Seri Shamsiah Yasin and her Maran counterpart Datin Seri Fatimah Kassim. 

Annuar is known as a strong critic of UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, especially after talks of an alliance with Pakatan Harapan (PH) following the events of GE15. 

Recall that Annuar – a former communications and multimedia minister – had previously accused Zahid of “dragging the party into the gutter” and claiming that Zahid had excluded the voices of the grassroots when holding discussions with PH leaders about a possible unity government. 

He had also lambasted Zahid for BN’s loss in GE15 – the coalition’s worst-ever performance in its history – suggesting that Malay voters had shunned UMNO because of the corruption plaguing its leadership, ostensibly a reference to the dozens of graft charges against Zahid. – Dec 9, 2022 

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