‘Apologise or not, we will still work with DAP’

UMNO Youth will support the campaign efforts by parties in the unity government for the upcoming state elections, regardless of whether its demand for an open apology from DAP is fulfilled.

However, Umno Youth chief Dr Akmal Saleh said an apology from DAP would help reduce “tensions” between the two parties ahead of the polls that are due to take place in six states within the next three months.

“The best outcome is for DAP to apologise to Umno but if they don’t, we can’t force them.

“It will cause dissatisfaction among voters and Umno members, but we will try to work together (with DAP),” he said at a press conference at the 2023 Umno general assembly.