KUALA LUMPUR – Umno’s Disciplinary Committee has sacked three members from its Maran division in Pahang with immediate effect for two offences including sabotaging the party.
Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in making the announcement on the sackings, said Mohd Zamri Mohd Sham from the Kampong Sekara branch was sacked for speaking at a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) platform during the formation of PKR’s Maran division, and attacking Umno after being dissatisfied with the divisional leadership in Maran Umno.
The two others were Mohd Khairi Dahalan from the Taman Sri Keramat branch and Ahmad Shukor Awang from the Kampong Senggora branch, for being members of Maran Umno and Maran PKR at the same time.
“Now we are very strict. We will not tolerate dual membership and will sack any member committing this offence once we have the proof,” Najib told a press conference after chairing an Umno Supreme Council (MT) meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.
Najib, who is also Prime Minister and Finance Minister, also disclosed that the MT wanted special attention to be given to rural development as had been tabled in Budget 2015 in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday.
In Budget 2015, the government among others is allocating RM4.5 billion to provide and upgrade rural infrastructure facilities, especially in Sabah and Sarawak.
Najib said the MT members also stressed on the importance of implementation and distribution of allocations in Budget 2015, so that all programmes and projects earmarked could proceed smoothly.
“Overall, the MT members are very satisfied with BudgetÂ 2015,” he said, adding that they were also informed the Bumiputera Economic Empowernment Agenda was expressed openly as a national agenda when the budget was tabled.
The Budget themed “People Economy” provides for RM223.4 billion in operating expenditure and RM50.5 billion in development expenditure.
In other matters, Najib said the MT was also informed that the Pengkalan Kubor by-election on Sept 25 would serve as a template to continue the Barisan Nasional’s good performance in future by-elections.
Najib also thanked Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who led the BN machinery in the by-election with the support of Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Mustapa Mohamed.
The Pengkalan Kubor by-election was won by BN candidate Mat Razi Mat Ail who secured 9,961 votes, His opponents, Wan Rosdi Wan Ibrahim of PAS garnered 7,326 votes while and independent candidate, Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary,Â managed only 38 votes. – BERNAMA