Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Muhyiddin's right to speak, Umno to act, says Nazri Aziz
"You're all Malaysians. You can ask me any question and I will answer. Same thing goes for Muhyiddin," Nazri told a press conference in Parliament on Wednesday.
"We are not like Zimbabwe or something. It is a free country. He can make comments."
However, Nazri said if the comments made by Muhyiddin, who is Umno deputy president, "are degrading," then it was for the Umno leadership to act on them.
"You have to ask the party leadership. I'm not in the leadership, I am just the Padang Rengas Division chief," Nazri said.
On Saturday, Muhyiddin told grassroots members that he "is not the enemy from within” and would continue to speak out for the sake of Umno's future.
Muhyiddin said he was surprised when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak referred to critics “from outside and within” during the closing minutes of tabling Budget 2016 at Parliament on Friday.
Muhyiddin also challenged Umno leaders, especially division chiefs and those holding party posts to voice out what the grassroots members had been keeping in their hearts.
“Where are the rest? Are they too afraid that if they speak out they might lose their positions or even risk their chances of becoming a wakil rakyat?” he asked.