PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional has removed Annuar Musa as the coalition’s secretary-general.
“He has also been removed as Umno’s representative in the Muafakat Nasional secretariat,” a source in the know told FMT.
Annuar, who is seen to be friendly with Perikatan Nasional, the pact between PAS and PPBM, has been under fire in recent days.
Yesterday, the Ketereh MP said he was willing to be removed in order to maintain the cooperation among Malay parties and the PN government.
Earlier, Pasir Puteh Umno Youth chief Muhammad Saifullah Ali called on the Umno leadership to dismiss Annuar, the federal territories minister, from the party.
Saifullah said the party should take strict action against Annuar, as he was seen to be a spokesman for PPBM.
Previously, Johor Umno deputy chief Nur Jazlan Mohamed also criticised Annuar, saying he was already “dead” as far as Umno’s struggles were concerned.
Annuar will be replaced as BN secretary-general by Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan, who is also Umno secretary-general.-FMT