KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has expressed full support for Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Amanâ€™s statement on the Umno supreme councilâ€™s decision to sack Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir from the party for indiscipline.
Musa, who is also Sabah Umno liaison committee chairman, was quoted as saying over the weekend that the state Umno unanimously supported the move as well as endorsed the decision to suspend Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal for the same reason.
Salleh concurred with Musaâ€™s assertion that members, especially leaders, have a responsibility to respect, to be disciplined, and to abide by the rules of the party.
â€œNo one is above the partyâ€™s constitution. If a leader or a member goes against it then appropriate action must be taken for the good of the party,â€ Salleh said.
He was speaking to Bernama after attending a breaking-fast reception with Sabah students of tertiary education institutions and universities, organised by Sabah Foundation at Putra Word Trade Centre here last night. Musa was also present.
Commenting on the decision of Semporna Umno division vice-chief Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong, leaders of three wings and 300 branch chiefs to resign en bloc from the party on Monday, Salleh, who is also Sabah Umno liaison committee deputy chairman, urged party members to remain calm and not succumb to political propaganda by those out to destroy the party.
â€œLeaders come and go, but because of the loyalty of the members of Umno towards the party, Umno remains strong,â€ he said. â€“ Bernama