Saturday, February 27, 2016
Salleh Keruak: Muhyiddin's suspension not to split Umno
On the contrary, he said, it was to ensure that every party member was bound by the party discipline, no matter what post he or she held.
Salleh, who is a supreme council member, said he believed the decision was made in total, including after considering the actual task of a deputy president.
"A deputy president should be capable of assisting the president in strengthening the party.
"But in this case, they (supreme council members) felt that Tan Sri Muhyiddin had failed to do so. That's why they felt that his post as deputy president should be suspended.
On Friday, the supreme council unanimously suspended Muhyiddin until the next party elections. He was deemed not to have discharged his obligations as required under the party constitution. He, however, retained his position as Pagoh Umno chief.