His voice will be weakened if he leaves the party, says an analyst.
KUALA LUMPUR: A political analyst has congratulated Muhyiddin Yassin for deciding to stay in Umno and to keep criticising its leadership from within.
Speaking to FMT, Sivamurugan Pandian of Universiti Sains Malaysia said the recently suspended Umno deputy president had made a wise decision.
“It allows him to show his supporters he’s still loyal to the party and still believes in its struggles.”
Sivamurugan said Muhyiddin needed an official platform to raise his concerns on issues pertaining to the party.
Noting that Muhyiddin has been warned of outright dismissal from the party if he continues to attack it, he said it was admirable of him to be willing to take the risk.
“We’ll wait and see the outcome,” he said.