Friday, January 30, 2009

Umno Members Protest Tengku Rithauddeen's Proposal

Some 30 members of the Youth and Putera wings of Umno last night handed a memorandum of protest to the party leadership on the intervention by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in party matters.

In the memorandum, the members also protested against the proposal by the chairman of the Umno Diciplinary Board, Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismail that the party's wings be dissolved to curb money politics.

The memorandum was handed to Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and members of the Supreme Council (MT) before they began their their MT meeting at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

A spokesman for the group, Zuraidi Abdul Rahim said the establishment of the MACC had resulted in more party members being detained on corruption charges and members of the commission frequently adopted harsh tactics when questioning suspects.


Wanita Umno does not agree with Tengku Rithauddeen's suggestion that the movement as well as the Umno Youth, Puteri and 'Biro Putera' be dissolved to curb the practice of money politics.

Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said the existence of the party wings should not be linked to the practice of money politics because some of those involved were not members of the Umno wings.

"Why should we burn the mosquito net when we are angry with the mosquito? (Why cut one's nose to spite one's face?). Only a handful of Umno members are involved in money politics, so why should the 'net' which is more than 50 years old and acts as a pillar of strength for Umno be burnt?" Rafidah told Bernama yesterday.


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Anonymous said...

Hiyah ! this 50-year net nyamuk is SO busuk = these females could even smell miles away so tak mau dekat lah !!

Anonymous said...

surely mau PROTEST lah or mana ada MASUK pokets lagi !!

Anonymous said...

those who have protested = guilty of
either ' sudah makan, belum kenyang '
or ' belum makan at all ' !!