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Malaysia Today: Your source of independent news – Najib: Report acts of sabotage

Please help. Not tutored well enough in the ways of how political masters react in this country, I am literally scratching my head to find out what our two great leaders, the Prime Minister and his deputy say.

Prime Minister Badawi is very clear sabotage has taken place in 14 parliamentary and 22 state constituencies. You don’t yell sabotage if there is no such a thing. He did say, the information will be passed on.

Now comes the Deputy, it is hearsay he says. Which of this correct. You don’t use hearsay information to prove a point, is he intimating the Prime Minister is wrong or his boss had not investigated enough. Read Najib’s ramblings, if it is not double speak then I will stop reading George Orwell.

Surprisingly enough Najib is just about going down to the ground to gather information and so based on his statement can we say the statement made by Badawi was purely hear say. UMNO is left without a clue as to why they lost. Najib is clean though.

Najib: Report acts of sabotage

Posted by kasee

Monday, 07 April 2008

Husna Yusop

(The Sun) KUALA LUMPUR (April 7, 2008): Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak wants those with information on the act of sabotage by party members, which had caused Barisan Nasional (BN) to lose Perak and Kedah in the general election, to lodge official reports so that the disciplinary committee can investigate them.

He said as of now, the information available is only hearsay.

Najib said they must write to secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor immediately.

“There were some views and descriptions given to us but for the disciplinary committee to take action, it must have a written report,” he said, when asked whether they had identified those involved in sabotaging the party, as mentioned by prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday.

“There were some voices. We have heard from party members as well as candidates who had lost (in the election). But this is not enough for us to initiate disciplinary proceedings towards any members.”

Yesterday, Abdullah said acts of sabotage had taken place in 14 parliamentary and 22 state constituencies in the two states during the March 8 General Election.

Speaking to reporters at the 30th anniversary conference of the KL Regional Centre for Arbitration, Najib, who is also deputy prime minister, said he will go to the ground in his capacity as management committee chairman and hold meetings with all division and branch leaders.

“We will listen to all their views and during this process, if they voice out any dissatisfaction towards members of their own divisions or if there were any allegations on misbehaviour among party members, I will suggest they write a report.

“If there are written reports, each one of them will be forwarded to the disciplinary committee. Then, we will determine the appropriate action to be taken,” he said.

Asked whether action taken would affect the party, he said: “We must not act hastily. But if we were to close our eyes to this act of sabotage, it is not right too. So, whatever we want to do, it must be wise and based on evidence, not on hearsay or baseless allegations.”

On the action to be taken against them, he said it depended on the seriousness of the offence. Previously, Umno members found guilty of contesting on Independent or opposition tickets were dismissed from the party for life.

On Abdullah’s statement that Najib sees himself as the PM’s successor, unlike Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whom he said saw himself as the alternative
PM, Najib said he was grateful and touched with the trust and confidence Abdullah has in him.

“This stand has been made known to me in closed-door meeting before, in front of a few civil servants. But this is the first time he said it openly. I appreciate it very much. I also consider his request for me to continue cooperating with him to strengthen the government administration in facing today’s challenges and carrying out reforms,” he added.

On former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s withdrawal of exclusive support for him to be the next PM, Najib refused to comment, saying everyone is entitled to his own opinion.

Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said any disciplinary action taken against Umno members found to have sabotaged the party must be fair and based on facts and not hearsay. He said the party needed to gather evidence from the divisions concerned before the case was brought to the Umno Disciplinary Board.

Muhyiddin, who also heads the party’s Constitution and Regulations Committee, said if proven right, the individual involved would be given the opportunity to show cause. “If there is proof of sabotage against the party, action must be taken as the individual’s action had contributed to Umno’s loss.”

Malaysia Today: Your source of independent news – Najib: Report acts of sabotage

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