The sacking of former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim from Umno should serve as a lesson for other leaders in the party, Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said today.
He said party members and leaders should understand the party’s struggle and not resort to actions deemed to be extreme.
“If the council did not act, it would be seen as being toothless because the demeanour (of Zaid) was actionable,” he said when asked to comment on Zaid’s sacking from Umno.
Zaid was sacked from Umno yesterday for several actions which went contrary to the party principles, including attending opposition meetings and having talks with opposition leaders.
In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said Zaid’s actions of late did not reflect the qualities of an Umno leader genuinely championing the party’s cause.
“I feel there is no place in Umno for anyone who plays the double-crossing game. Our struggle must be clear even if we have differing views on any issue,” he said.
Rais Yatim has answered your grouse as to why Zaid Ibrahim was sacked from UMNO. To put it bluntly, as an UMNO member you must always keep your mouth shut though you may think what the leaders are doing is wrong.
The UMNO leaders are alway right, even though they might stashed away millions of ringgit,like what the minister "who speak no Inglish" did, not too long ago. They are always immune to our laws. To UMNO attending opposition meetings is "haram" and practising corruption is "halal"
In UMNO you must always follow the leaders blindly. In other words you are a "YES" man or a "lembu pawah" that can be pulled along by the nose as the master wishes. No wonder intellects like Rais and a few others, once in UMNO becomes "dungus".
Yet UMNO's president wants UMNO members and the rakyat to work with him and speak the truth.......