PENAMPANG: The Penampang UMNO division remained solid behind party president, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said its leader, Datuk John Ambrose.
As such, he said the Penampang UMNO division rejected the ‘Mahathir declaration’ as it sowed hatred among the people for UMNO and the Barisan Nasional government.
“The Mahathir declaration will not have any effect on us (Penampang UMNO division) because we reject whoever opposes Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as was elected through the democratic system,” he told reporters before the Penampang UMNO meeting here last night.
He said disciplinary action should be taken against any UMNO leaders who signed the declaration and were in cohort with the opposition.
This is because their action is clearly a breach of the party constitution, he added.
On March 4, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led a group of more than 50 people to sign a declaration calling for Najib to step down as prime minister.