PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein has rubbished talk that he has quit the party to join a new coalition government.
"I strongly deny any allegation that claims I am leaving the party," he said on a Facebook posting.
"Please don't believe any speculations spread by certain parties out there.
"My stand has been consistent since before. Today, I reiterate my undivided loyalty.
"I will always remain with Umno and Barisan Nasional."
Rumours have emerged on social media claiming that Datuk Seri Hishammuddin was working with recently sacked Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Azmin Ali to form a new coalition.
Mr Hishammuddin previously said that he was prepared to face the Umno disciplinary board over such accusations.
On Tuesday (Feb 25), he was among the 90 lawmakers who met the King during one-to-one interview sessions to ascertain who commands the majority support in Parliament.