'I will support unity government if elected Umno president - KJ [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Rembau member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin says Umno will continue supporting the unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if he or his allies become the party's president.

Free Malaysia Today reported Khairy as saying that he wanted Anwar's government to last and remain stable, adding that he did not support "back room machinations" for a change in the administration.

The former Health Minister was speaking at a forum organised by Singapore's ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

The forum, which was held in Singapore, was also attended by Transport Minister and DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

"There are concerns that if there's a change in Umno's leadership, it will bring about political instability that will lead to the collapse of the government, another Sheraton Move, and another government will come in and a new prime minister (will be) sworn in.

"Loke, I want to say this clearly in front of all these people here, if I or my allies win the presidency, win the leadership of my party, we will commit our support to the unity government, to Anwar Ibrahim, and to you," he said, drawing applause from the crowd.

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