Thursday, November 26, 2015
Gopeng Umno: Take action against Muhyiddin and Dr M as well
Division chief Datuk Hamzah Mohd Kassim said a proposal to remove the party deputy president and the former prime minister's party membership was actually handed in to the Umno Supreme Council four months ago by its division members.
"We accepted the decision of Hamidah's removal unanimously after our meeting.
"But we feel the same should also be done to Muhyiddin and Dr Mahathir as they have both gone against the party's rules and regulations as well," he told journalists after chairing the Gopeng Umno division committee meeting here on Wednesday.
Hamzah stressed that while having differing opinions was not out of the ordinary, they should have stood by party rules and gone through proper channels when voicing their dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's administration.
"What right do they have to openly call for our current leader to step down when he was rightfully elected by Umno members and the rakyat to lead our country?
Hamzah pointed out that Hamidah's removal would not have any negative effect among division members.
"We stand here united as one and will continue to work hard to win back our parliamentary seats in GE14," he added.
Regarding to the Wanita wing chief post vacated by Hamidah, Hamzah said it was up to the Umno supreme council to decide who would take over.
"But we believe that according to party tradition, our vice Gopeng Umno Wanita chief Feridah Zakaria holds the post in an acting capacity," he said.