KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 ― Former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim today announced that he would help Umno win back the state in the 14th general elections.
The Port Klang assemblyman, party-less since his sacking from PKR in 2014, said he would help Umno as an independent.
“I am prepared to work with Selangor Umno for the interest of the people of Selangor,” he said during a press conference after attending the Selangor Umno convention as a guest.
He also reiterated a wish not to contest in the elections that must be called by August next year.
Khalid however said that his decision to help Umno does not change his previous assertion that he would also help their political rival, PAS.
“I will support any party for the unity of Muslims in the country,” he said.
Khalid also said that not joining any political party can help him relate his message better to the people of Selangor.
“It is easier if I don’t have a party, so people don’t say that I am supporting Umno for seats or anything such,” he added.