KLUANG – The decision to suspend former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from the post of UMNO deputy president was not aimed at splitting the party.
On the contrary, it was to ensure that every party member was bound by the party discipline, no matter what post he or she held.
Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, who is also the Deputy Head of the Sabah UMNO Liaison Body, said he believed the decision was made in total, including after considering the actual task of a deputy president.
“A deputy president should be capable of assisting the president in strengthening the party.
“But in this case, they (UMNO Supreme Council members) felt that Tan Sri Muhyiddin had failed to do so. That’s why they felt that his post as deputy president should be suspended. – BERNAMA