KLUANG – Puteri UMNO has urged its members and the public to give room for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to explain the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.
Its head, Datuk Mas Ermieyati, said all parties should respect the UMNO president and allow him to defend himself.
Najib should be given room to answer and defend himself, she told reporters after opening a delegates meeting of the Sembrong Division Wanita UMNO, UMNO Youth and Puteri UMNO here today.
Also present were Sembrong UMNO Division deputy chief Abd Ghani Abd Rashid, Wanita chief Noraslina Zainal Abidin, Youth chief Onn Hafiz Ghazi and Puteri chief Norhafizah Mohamad Naim.
Mas Ermieyati said she herself would find it difficult to solve a problem and defend herself if she was constantly criticised and attacked by everyone.
“Of course, the people want to know the answers. We UMNO leaders also want the answers, but we must give room to our leader to provide the answers,” she said.
Earlier, in her speech, Mas Ermieyati reminded party members to remain calm and not ape the culture of opposition politicians who slandered UMNO leaders to weaken the party that was core to the Malays.
She said grassroots members, faced with present-day challenges, should avoid narrow and “satay politics” which incited dissent.
She said the members should enhance efforts to strengthen the party, especially in increasing the number of members and boosting voter confidence in the party in the run-up to the next general election. – BERNAMA