JOHOR BARU - Johor Umno continues to throw its support behind Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but also hopes that he and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will settle their differences behind closed doors.
State Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that both leaders should meet and iron out their differences.
"We do not change our stance in two to three weeks," Khaled said when asked about whether the Johor Umno had taken a different stand following Dr Mahathir's constant tirade against Najib.
Asked about whether the public attacks were causing a lot of problems or becoming an issue for Umno, he just brushed it aside saying that: "It will not be an issue if the media does not keep on playing it up".
Khaled was speaking to reporters after launching the state-level Johor clean and sustainable programme here yesterday.
In Ipoh, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said it was in Dr Mahathir's "DNA" to criticise Najib.
"You know Tun very well. (It's in) his DNA.
"(He asked) not only Najib (to resign) but also the former prime minister," he said.
"He asked a lot of questions. Just need to have explanations to convince not only Tun M but also the people," he told reporters after launching the Perak Umno Youth #JomDaftarPemuda programme here.