MELAKA: The Melaka UMNO Liaison Body has suggested to the party Supreme Council (MT) to expel its members who are conspiring with the opposition.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, who is also chairman of the State UMNO Liaison Body, said UMNO members who were involved must be expelled because they no longer had the UMNO ‘spirit’ which was translated from the slogan ‘united, loyal and to serve’.
“It is illogical for someone who still wants to be together with UMNO but does not want to be with the president (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak), and in fact wants to remove him illegally, is this the real behaviour of an UMNO member?
“UMNO has its own regulations and constitution by electing its president and other officials in a democratic manner, so adopt this process in the best manner,” he said at a press conference after chairing a meeting of the Melaka UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) Liaison Body, here late last night.
Last Friday, former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir were among 50 people who signed the People’s Declaration supporting the removal of Najib, led by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Idris, who is also Melaka BN chairman, said what was also regretted was that Dr Mahathir and the UMNO members were willing to conspire with the DAP, especially its veteran leader Lim Kit Siang in making the Public Declaration.
“In the past, we worked hard to defend and refute the various allegations by Lim and the DAP against Dr Mahathir when he was the prime minister, but now Dr Mahathir has forgotten our support and in fact willing to work together with Lim and the DAP,” he said. He said the Melaka BN also suggested to the government that Dr Mahathir be removed from all positions given to him including in the government-linked corporaion such as Petronas and Proton.
Idris said Melaka BN gave its solid support to Najib as the prime minister and UMNO president, and urged all BN component party leaders to take action against their party members involved in making the decaration.