Follow Umno’s tack, Hisham tells BN parties
SEPANG, Sept 8 — Members of other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties can also adopt Umno’s principle to sack party members or leaders who sabotage BN candidates in the coming general election.
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (picture) said the stand has to be taken to ensure loyalty and sincerity of BN members and also to ensure it remains in power.
“If Umno can make such a stand, there is no reason why other BN component parties can’t,” he told a media conference after opening Sepang Umno division delegates meeting here today.
He said this in response to a warning by Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that Umno leaders and members would be sacked if they sabotage the party’s general election candidates.
Hishammuddin who is also home minister, said he supported the move to get rid of “double standards” in the party.
He expects the opposition to make more personal attacks, including resorting to various tactics, to undermine the image and credibility of BN leaders at the coming parliament session, from September 24-27, in their assault on the general election.
“Hence, the need for us to condition the people’s mind so that they will not be easily swayed by them,” said Hishammuddin.
On the unruly behaviour by some people who insulted the country’s leaders at a gathering on Merdeka eve, he said although those concerned had apologised to Malaysians for their insolent acts, they would not escape the law. — Bernama