Friday, February 26, 2016

Blind support for Najib bad for Umno, says Muhyiddin

Helping the Umno president is not the same as blindly supporting him, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said after his suspension as a party member last night. "Does helping the president mean blindly supporting him, including defending his wrongdoing? I don't think so. "If Datuk Seri Najib has done something wrong, it is incumbent on me and others in Umno to advise him and ask him to correct his mistakes for the sake of the party. "If he continues to err, and if everyone in Umno conspires to defend his mistakes, it will be bad for Umno," he wrote in a post on his Facebook page. Muhyiddin lost his party deputy president post along with the suspension, which was decided by the Umno Supreme Council last night following a week in which several party leaders spoke against him and called for his removal for his consistent criticism of party president and prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Muhyiddin has been speaking openly against Najib over his alleged involvement in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandals and the RM2.6 billion donation since being sacked as deputy prime minister in a Cabinet reshuffle last July. He said he had tried to advise Najib on these matters in private but to no avail. Muhyiddin said the former attorney-general (Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail) had told him about the money that went to Najib's personal bank accounts from Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International Sdn Bhd. "The former A-G himself, with evidence as well, told me that it is a criminal act. I seek forgiveness from Allah (beristighfar)!" He also slammed the party's move to suspend him, saying it was not he who was the subject of investigations and alleged financial scandals, but Najib. "The one being rejected by many people is not me, but Najib. "The one who is the cause of Umno's problems today is not me, but Najib. "Strangely, it is I who gets suspended, while Najib continues to enjoy the power and wealth he has," said Muhyiddin. – February 27, 2016.]]>

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