Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Umno duo threaten to file injunction to postpone general assembly.

Petaling Jaya : Two UMNO members have threatened to apply for an injunction to postpone the upcoming UMNO assembly this month if the party is not serious in curbing money politics.

Muar UMNO division committee members Datuk Kadar Shah Tun Sulaiman and former Selangor UMNO Youth Datuk Mazlan Harun urge the assembly be postponed until all allegations and cases have been resolved.

They claimed that no investigation had been carried out over two reports they had lodged last year against UMNO leaders.

"To date, there has been no action on either report.There has also not been any apparent action on more than 1,000 reports of political graft and other abuses sent to UMNO disciplinary board`s chairman Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen," Mazlan told a press conference here Tuesday.

He denied that the injunction was being planned to stop Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi from handing over to his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"This is nothing to do with the transfer . They can do the tranfer any time they want," said Mazlan.

The UMNO General Asssembly from March 24~28 would also include party polls.Abdullah has already declared he would not be defending his presidency , while Najib is the only qualifying candidate.

Asked whether they had the support of grassroot , Mazlan said "If they think that is for the best , they will accept it . The malay will agree to this."

Mazlan also said they were prepared for any disciplinary action as they believed they had a prima facie case.

" I don`t mind ( if they want to strip me off my membership) because they are many Opposition parties waiting for me but `saya sayangkan UMNO` ( I love UMNO) ," he said.

Describing money politics are rampant in the party ,Mazlan said the injunction was their last resort as they had spoken to the leadership `directly and indirectly` on the issue .

"But it seems like non of them has the willpower to change the situation", he said.

The Star.

P/S....All of us "sayangkan UMNO".


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