KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has denied a news portal’s report that 15 of its leaders would be told to take break while the party rejuvenates itself.
“I would like to emphasise that such a thing had never arisen nor was it discussed. No such decision had been made,” said Umno Secretary-General Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
He was referring to an article by Malaysian Insight which stated that 15 party leaders would be asked to take rest as the party rejuvenates itself.
The decision the portal reported was taken at a recent Umno recent.
“What is the intention of The Malaysian Insight, which reports that 15 Umno leaders will be asked to rest while UMNO is rejuvenated.
“I would like to emphasise that such a thing never arose or was discussed. No such decision had been made,” he said in a statement, tonight.
Annuar adds that there was no reason the rights of the party leaders and they ill continue to support each other and will be in solidarity as a large family.
“For sure, there will certain quarters planning and strategising such a nonsense.
“No Umno leader should be discriminated against. What more when they had been elected by the people or by Umno members,” Annuar said.
He adds that Umno will continue to be open and be democratic and that all party proceedings should be based on regulations and its constitution. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd