Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hisham: Anti-Najib campaigns won't shake Umno
Hishammuddin said that despite the many things that had been said against Umno and Malaysia last year, neither the party nor the country was affected.
"We just have to deal with it. They have been doing many rallies and there have been many watersheds and predictions especially last year.
"With regards to the vote of no-confidence, (comments on ) budget not being approved, world leaders not coming to Malaysia and that the Umno assembly was going to be messy but that didn't happen, none of it did," he told reporters at Parliament lobby.
Asked specifically on the 'Save Malaysia' gathering to be held on March 27, Hishammuddin, who is also Defence Minister, said 'it was just another rally'.
"We will deal with it. At the end of the day it is the public that makes the difference not the voices that are shouting loud.
"They do not represent the voices of the majority," he added.
On calls former Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin and former Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to be sacked from the party, Hishammuddin said Umno members, not just the supreme council members, had urged him on the matter.
"Whatever it is, we have to wait until the meeting because we don't represent the supreme council.
"I have already said that the important thing with regards to this matter is party discipline and I think that will be an issue to be discussed at the supreme council meeting on March 25," he said.
He added that only the supreme council has the power to make a decision.
"Everyone can say whatever they like, but until the supreme council sit and deliberate nothing is confirmed," he said.