Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said disciplinary action will be taken against Umno members who sabotaged the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates in 14 parliamentary constituencies and denied the BN from winning the two-third majority in the last general election.
Abdullah, who is also the Prime Minister, said based on the party's analysis, several of the seats concerned were `white' or safe areas which should have been won and thus allowing the BN to win with the two-third majority.
He said the BN would also not have lost Kedah and Perak if there had been no acts of sabotage against the coalition in the 22 state constituencies concerned.
He said if there had been no acts of sabotage which had robbed BN of victory in the 14 parliamentary constituencies, the BN would have won the general election with a more than two-third majority, he said at a press conference after attending a briefing session with the Umno president which was attended by the party's information machinery at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here Sunday.
Asked why there were members who had sabotaged candidates from their own party, he declined comment.
Abdullah said that at the moment, there was no need for him to state the reasons why the members had acted in such a manner but he would give the information needed to the Umno Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action to be taken.
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And I thought Umno was going to do some serious soul-searching and some serious analyses to find out the causes, the reasons for the Barisan Nasional's disastrous performance in the elections. I was dead wrong.
It' always so easy to find fault and point fingers. More "effective" is accusing your own members of being saboteurs during the elections.
Sabotage? Explain sabotage?
Now, if they did "sabotage" (in whatever form), why, why were they so compelled to do that?
But, aaah, never mind the real reasons.
And..now the blame game. The witch hunt.
I wonder who the Umno president's fingers are pointing at. Ok, ok. We all know who.
Nice, this finger-pointing.
Can Umno members now point their fingers at the real culprits who caused VOTERS to decide to vote out the BN in those constituencies?
And who put the Umno president up to say all this?