KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno supreme council meeting did not discuss whether or not to sack deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Deputy Prime Minister and Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed that only housekeeping matters were discussed ahead of the general assembly today.
â€œNo issues on disciplinary action was discussed. So, the president, deputy president and the vice-presidents are still the same people. This is what has been decided,â€ he told reporters after the meeting last night.
Dr Ahmad Zahid also confirmed that only party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be doing the winding-up speech on the last day of the assembly.
This means that both Muhyiddin and vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal will not be allowed to speak.
By convention, the winding-up speeches are done by the wing leaders, the three vice-presidents, treasurer, secretary-general, deputy president and the president.
Asked if the disciplinary committee was still probing Muhyiddinâ€™s speech on Monday night, Dr Ahmad Zahid said: â€œWe will leave it to the secretary-general to issue an announcement.â€
Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had said on Tuesday that Muhyiddin crossed the line with his speech and that a special Umno committee would look at the video and refer the matter to the disciplinary board.
Met by reporters, Muhyiddin said he was very disappointed and sad by the decision.
â€œI will sit through the entire session as the deputy. I pleaded, together with Datuk Shafie, to be given a chance to speak but we have been told no.
â€œFrom the discussions, there were those disallowing it. I do not know why but that is the decision,â€ he said, adding that he was bound by it although he did not agree.
â€œI only asked that I be allowed to speak at the assembly but the decision of the supreme council was to reject that request,â€ said Shafie.