Mahdzir Khalid says talk of internal pressure in Umno to sack the prime minister from the party’s leadership is a lie spread by irresponsible parties believed to be aiming to destabilise the party in the run-up to the next general election. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 26, 2022.皇冠足球投注平台（www.hg9988.vip）是皇冠足球投注平台，开放皇冠信用网代理申请、信用网会员开户，线上投注的官方平台。
UMNO vice-president Mahdzir Khalid today denied claims that there was internal pressure to sack Bera MP Ismail Sabri Yaakob from the party’s leadership.
He said these were mere lies spread by irresponsible parties believed to be aiming to destabilise Umno in the run-up to the next general election.
“That’s all a lie; pity the prime minister (Ismail Sabri Yaakob). There are people who are doing (spreading) this on social media.
“It’s like this, there are people taking advantage of the current situation to divide (Umno), ” he said at a press conference after the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Majlis Amanah Rakyat and Tenaga Nasional Bhd today.
When asked about the agenda of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s special briefing with divisional committee members and leaders at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, he said the meeting is being held to strengthen the party.,
Meanwhile, when met at the opening ceremony of the UDA USHAniaga Keluarga Malaysia carnival in Kuala Lumpur, Umno Supreme Council member Noh Omar also denied claims that there was pressure from Umno for Ismail to be sacked from the party if the general election is not called for soon.
“It has never even been discussed,” he said in response to a reporter’s question about the rumours.
He also said Ismail and Zahid are close.
“Before this, if there was a political bureau meeting, I would personally witness them (Ismail and Zahid) discussing among themselves first before starting the meeting,” Noh said, who is also the Selangor Umno liaison committee chairman.
“If anyone claims that there are groups (within Umno) that is not true.” – Bernama, August 26, 2022.