Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Keep calm and think rationally, Ku Nan tells Umno members
The Umno secretary-general further urged members to continue to give their strongest support to the party’s top leadership and allow them space to think of the most appropriate action in the interests of religion, race and nation.
“We must continue to be vigilant and not be complacent because other parties, particularly the Opposition, will look for opportunities to break the unity that has made us strong all this while,” he said Tuesday, advising members to focus on the party’s struggle.
Tengku Adnan’s statement came as Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was hit by allegations in a Wall Street Journal report that almost US$700mil (RM2.6bil) of 1MDB funds went into the Prime Minister's personal accounts.
The Prime Minister’s Office responded by saying that the articles were “political sabotage” while 1MDB insisted that no funds had been transferred to Najib’s accounts.
Najib also refuted the claims, maintaining that the allegations were a political ploy engineered by his opponents, among them former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in an attempt to topple him.
Tengku Adnan also told Umno members not to be manipulated and provoked by those who liked to take advantage of difficult and tough times.
“I hope all party members continue to adhere to the goals of the party and ensure that democracy continues to flourish,” he said.