Of all Umno top leaders only Muhyiddin seems to have different opinion. The Umno Vice-President Tan Sri Muhyiddin said Umno alone would not be able to defend Barisan Nasional (BN) and ensure the coalition remained in power without the support of other component parties.

“We have accepted the alliance concept in the BN but there must be a renewal process without sacrificing the struggle of component parties,” said Bernama couple of days ago.

Muhyiddin said although the wishes of some BN component party leaders to leave the BN might just be a harmless banter, it indicated an unhealthy development in the BN which should be tackle urgently.

He also reiterated his views on the need for a “new” BN to retain the current support for the coalition and restore the lost ones.

“BN should be brave enough to create a new BN in the terms of having a new way of thinking and instilling new expectation so that it can continue to be relevant and in line with the aspirations of the young,” he said.

Muhyiddin also seems to be the only Umno leaders that said Barisan Nasional (BN) component party planned to leave the coalition can’t be viewed lightly.

I am disappointed with the news that a component party wants to pull out of BN. This should never happen,” he said.

Muhyiddin, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, said the BN had to take proactive measures to restore the coalition including carrying out a rebranding exercise.

“We know that the component parties are saddled with weaknesses,” he told Malaysian reporters on the sidelines of the Asean Economic Ministers Meeting here Thursday.

He added that the BN had to be repackaged to present the right image to voters.