The 16 applicants, aged between 30 and 55, are Salihudin Ahmad Khalid, Noor Halimi Yahya, Mariam Mohd Ishak, Mohd Hafami Hanif, Saharuddin Tukiman, Azaid Jani, Normalawati Hassan, Radiana Abd Manaf, Mohd Raafeek Rahim, Nurul Hanna Mohd Suhot, Kamarul Abd Wahid, Mohd Hikamal Md Hassim, Muzamzamir Abd Wahab, Norizam Jamaludin, Rohani Ahmad, and Muhamad Hafizi Hashim.
Umno president and BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak cannot sign the letters of appointment for candidates from Umno and BN in the coming general election following questions raised on Umno’s legality.
This was stated by lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who represented the 16 Umno members who filed a judicial review application today to challenge the decision of the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to extend the period from holding the Umno leadership elections until April next year.
Haniff said the party supreme council and divisions ceased to exist effective today, while the Umno branches ceased to exist effective March 1.
“Hence Najib cannot sign the watikah (credentials) of the candidates due to the questionable position of Umno,” he told reporters.
Sixteen Umno branch members have filed an application for leave to proceed with a judicial review to quash the Registrar of Societies’ (ROS) decision to allow Umno a time extension to hold its party elections at all levels.
The application was filed with the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
The 16, from 11 branches in six states, named the ROS and Umno organising secretary Abdul Rauf Yusoh as respondents.
The applicants are also seeking a mandamus order to compel the ROS to utilise Section 13, 14, 16 and 66 of the Societies Act to investigate the party based on the correspondence it sent to the ROS.
Alternatively, the applicants are seeking a mandamus order to compel the ROS to take action against Rauf for allegedly violating Article 9.3, Article 9.4, 15.3, 18.2 and 10.16 of the Umno constitution for not holding the party elections within the 18 months provided for.
In addition to this, the applicants also sought for the de-registration of Umno once the ROS completed its investigations into the alleged violations.
The applicants also sought to compel the ROS to issue a notice under Section 14(2) and 14(5) under the Societies Act for provisional dissolution and permanent dissolution.
The applicants are also seeking for the court to compel the ROS to suspend all Umno’s activities until the disposal of the judicial review.
The applicants are also seeking a declaration that all Umno branches do not have legal effect, as well as all party divisions and the Umno supreme council, be dissolved effective today, April 20, 2018.
They are further seeking the dissolution of Umno effective today.
The myPPP president says he has worked hard in Cameron Highlands, the seat where MIC will contest at the coming polls.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) component myPPP president M Kayveas has rejected an offer from Barisan Nasional for him to stand in Segambut, after the coalition chose MIC to defend the Cameron Highlands federal seat.
“Sadly and shockingly I was asked to consider moving to Segambut and my answer is a big no,” he said in a Facebook message to his supporters.
“BN should have offered that 4 years ago and I would have with your unwavering support and belief in me worked there with just as much as the efforts put in Cameron Highlands.”
Just weeks before Malaysia goes to the polls, automated accounts known as bots are flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, according to a review of the tweets by Reuters and a US digital media research institute.
Asked about the matter, San Francisco-based Twitter Inc said it was focused on identifying and suspending accounts that violate its spam policies.
“We continue to fight hard to tackle any malicious automation on our platform as well as spam accounts,” it said, without giving specific details.
A source close to the matter said the company had suspended 500 accounts involved in the messages on the May 9 general election since they involved spam or malicious automation.
Twitter bots, accounts which can post, like or resend tweets automatically, are not illegal in Malaysia and seem to be having minimal impact on its election campaign. But they have come under global scrutiny amid probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections using social media platforms.
Ahmad Maslan, the information technology bureau chairman of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Umno, said he did not know who was behind the bot activity and that it was not his team.
The government’s communications and multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak did not respond to calls or text messages seeking comment.
A researcher at the Digital Forensic Research (DFR) Lab of the Washington-based Atlantic Council think tank said over 17,000 bots tweeted content related to the Malaysian election over the last week.
Nine of the top 10 most active bot accounts containing anti-opposition hashtags and pro-government messages had Russian-sounding names and used the Cyrillic script, said Donara Barojan, a research associate at DFR.
“The prevalence of bots with Cyrillic screen names does not suggest that Russian social media users are meddling in the Malaysian elections, but does indicate that whoever is behind the campaign purchased some bots created by Russian-speaking bot herders,” she said.
Reuters was unable to establish where the tweets originated or which firm or individual may be behind the bot accounts.
Jib: here’s RM50mil for premium Russian bots
Umno warlord: ok, boss!
Umno warlord: here’s RM10mil for premium Russian bots
Kartun the goon-trooper: ok, boss!
Kartun: here’s RM1mil for ur best Russian bots Vlad: ok, comrade!
IPOH, April 17 — Ibrahim Mat Zin, popularly known as ‘Raja Bomoh’ (Shaman King) will face Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Bagan Datuk for GE14.
Ibrahim — the self-declared shaman who made global headlines five years ago during the initial days of Flight MH370’s disappearance — announced today that he plans to run in the Bagan Datuk parliamentary seat in the May 9 polls.
At a press conference held at the M Roof hotel today, Ibrahim, who is also the Malaysian Seni Silat Gayung Ghaib association president, said he chose Bagan Datuk because he had ‘many friends there’.
“I’m a Bagan Datuk native and I know many people there especially my silat students who have promised to support me,” he told reporters.
Ibrahim said he had around 25,000 supporters ready to back his candidacy in Bagan Datuk.
“For the past 10 years, people there have been asking for me to run there. I believe in helping all people, regardless of race and background.”
‘Bomoh King’ plans to contest in general election
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018
Malaysia’s self-styled Bomoh King of the World Ibrahim Mat Zin plans to contest in the upcoming general election, the Harian Metro tabloid reported on April 16, 2018.ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s self-styled Bomoh King of the World plans to contest in the upcoming general election, the Harian Metro tabloid reported on Monday (April 16).
Ibrahim Mat Zin is holding a news conference on Tuesday to announce his intention to stand in both a Parliament and State Assembly seat in Perak state, according to a circular issued by an aide seen by the newspaper.
Grievous errors in Malaysiakini report “Cash, laptops, iPads – Azmin doles out over RM2m worth goodies”
Grievous Errors in Malaysiakini Report on Caretaker Menteri Besar’s visit to Gombak and Bukit Antarabangsa
16 APRIL 2018
GRIEVOUS ERRORS IN MALAYSIAKINI REPORT ON CARETAKER MENTERI BESAR’S VISIT TO GOMBAK AND BUKIT ANTARABANGSA
We note with great dismay a misleading report published by online portal Malaysiakini.com on 14 April 2018 at 11:29pm. The report entitled, “Cash, laptops, iPads – Azmin doles out over RM2m worth goodies”, makes several serious errors and dubious assumptions which is now our responsibility to correct since they affect the good name of Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
The report covered the activities on 14 April 2018 of caretaker Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali in disbursing grants and state aid in the state constituency of Bukit Antarabangsa and the Parliamentary constituency of Gombak, for which he was the elected representative for the 13th Parliament of Malaysia.
No Cash Given Out, Only Cheques; No iPads, Only Samsungs
To start with, the very first word in the article’s title is false. No cash was disbursed in the programme. Only cheques were handed over as is proper for official programmes which have been processed through the proper channels.
To suggest that “cash” was handed out gives the impression that what occurred was an event of a very base political calibre, which is far from the truth.
Furthermore, iPads were not disbursed to qualified recipients. Rather, it was the more affordable Samsung Tablet.
The truth and official documents can be verified with the constituency office, the Gombak District Office and the State Economic Planning Office, all of which are subject to audit.
Total Given Out Less Than Half of What Was Reported
Second, the report stated that out of the four events on 14 April “two events in Ukay Perdana and Kampung Kerdas, the amount of aid distributed totalled over RM2.24 million.”
This is a gross and inaccurate overstatement of the amount of aid disbursed. In actual fact, the total value of aid disbursed for all four events only amounted to RM967,150.00, made up of constituency allocations and official state programmes.
The figure from Malaysiakini is 2.3 times the true figure.
It is regrettable that no attempt was made to contact the constituency officer to verify that the number put to print was accurate and truthful.
The true figure comprised a few hundred thousand ringgit from Azmin’s constituency allocations. A substantial portion of the aid went towards applications to uplift public facilities. The remainder comprised aid for the needy and educational support.
To clarify, the Residents’ Associations of nine low- and medium-cost flats had applied for building remediation works under the SMART LIFE and CERIA programmes by the Selangor state. Selangor’s Budget 2018, passed in November 2017, provided for the state government as a caring government to bear 100% of the cost of repainting and lift repair works for qualifying low- and medium-cost flats.
All Spending Proper and Above Board
Third, all applications for this aid were made prior to the dissolution of Parliament and do not represent ad hoc spending specially tailored for the election season. The allegation of “goodies” in the headline is thus misleading, if not defamatory. Constituency disbursements are a regular part of a public representative’s duties to their constituents and Dato’ Seri Azmin reports such events openly on his social media accounts. His last such event was on 16 December 2017.
We have tremendous respect for the role of an independent media as the Fourth Estate to exercise scrutiny on power in modern democracies. However, that honourable role must be upheld with a code of conduct that is observed to a high standard. Facts must be verified and sources must be consulted so that the public gets the truth.
For the reasons stated above, we demand a correction of the article and an acknowledgement of the error made since there has been damage to the good name of Dato’ Seri Azmin.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
YIN SHAO LOONG
Strategic Communications Director
Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office
Cash, laptops, iPads – Azmin doles out over RM2 million worth of goodies
Editor’s note: The Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office has clarified that all handouts described in this article were given to applicants to had sought state government or Azmin’s help, as their elected representative, well before the dissolution of Parliament. The full statement can be read here. Malaysiakini regrets errors made in this article.
GE14 | Caretaker Selangor menteri besar Azmin Ali handed cash allocations, laptops, and even iPads to his constituents in Bukit Antarabangsa and Gombak today.
Azmin had four aid distribution events scheduled this morning, two of which Malaysiakini attended, which were part of various state government initiatives.
In those two events in Ukay Perdana and Kampung Kerdas, the amount of aid distributed totalled over RM2.24 million.
For youths, Azmin handed cheques worth RM44,000 as student aid, as well as 14 laptops.
The caretaker menteri besar also gave six laptops to village chiefs as part of the state government’s Peduli Rakyat initiative.
The bulk of aid, however, was for community programmes and public facilities, worth between RM5,000 to RM75,000.
The RM75,000 was requested by the Spring Ville 2 residents’ association for local council public facilities.
Besides this, Azmin also gave cash aid of between RM500 to RM1,000 for living costs to the poor, as well as cash aid to cover medical expenses.
Malaysians helping people with #UndiRabu#Jombalikundi and others, employers allowing extra day or two off, AirAsia giving a flat rate for flights to EM… It’s just great how we help come together to overcome a midweek voting day. EC should be ashamed of themselves.
While @AirAsia should not be the only airline doing this we wil help. We will freeze whatever seats we have not sold for day before and say after and put those seats on low fares. And put extra flights . Should be out by Monday.
Rafidah resigns as Supermax chair, saying, ‘don’t fear intimidation’
Former minister Rafidah Aziz has resigned as chairperson of Supermax Corporation Bhd after the latex glove conglomerate’s managing director Stanley Thai apologised to incumbent prime minister Najib Abdul Razak for supporting the opposition in the 2013 general election.
Thai is facing five years in prison after he was convicted of insider trading in 2014. He is currently appealing the conviction.
“Pursuant to the ‘apology’ by Stanley Thai to the (incumbent) prime minister for whatever he did during the 13th general election, I have resigned from serving as a director of Supermax Corporation and as the chairperson, with effect from April 14.
“While it is his right to do what he feels he needed to do, I do not share the same sentiments,” Rafidah told Malaysiakini.
She said it was a democratic right to support any political party.
“I adhere very strongly to the values and principles of integrity, honesty and to enforce my democratic rights to support any political party and to speak up on any issue of public interest and to fear no intimidation from anyone when I speak the truth,” she said.
Last Saturday, Thai (photo) called a press conference to make a formal apology to Najib.
“I regret that in GE13, I believe I was influenced by the opposition. Being a businessperson, I should not be involved in politics under any circumstances, and I regret it,” he had said.
Following the results of GE13, the Employees Provident Fund sold off its shares in Supermax, with the share prices taking a hit.
In a 2013 interview with Bloomberg, Thai had said he supported the opposition “to protect the future of my children”.
He said the Chinese had lost the fear of going against the BN after the ruling coalition did badly in the 2008 general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corp Bhd chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said the group and its board of directors are “strongly behind” their managing director (MD) Datuk Seri Stanley Thai who has been convicted of insider trading.
“The board and company stand strongly behind Datuk Seri Stanley Thai in these trying times,” Rafidah said in a statement on Sunday. At the same time, she also highlighted that Thai’s charge was related only to APL Industries Bhd and not Supermax.
Last Friday, Thai was sentenced to a five-year jail term and fined RM5 million for insider trading involving APL Industries shares. He was convicted along former remisier Tiong Kiong Choon.
Thai was chief executive officer of APL Industries, a rubber glove maker that was delisted from Bursa Malaysia in February 2009.
“Thai’s lawyers have filed an appeal. His lawyers have advised that there are sufficient grounds to appeal on the conviction. As to the sentence, his lawyers have also filed an appeal on the grounds that it is manifestly excessive.
“We have full confidence in the judicial process and we wish to highlight at this juncture that a stay of execution has been granted pending the said appeal. Therefore, it is business as usual and all stakeholders can be assured of the continued success of the company,” Rafidah said.
IN GE 12 AND GE 13, THE CHINESE HAD SUPPORTED THE DAP BUT IN THIS BY-ELECTION, ENOUGH CHINESE ABANDONED THE DAP TO GIVE GERAKAN’S MAH A SLIGHT MAJORITY.
DAP party strategist Dr Ong Kian Ming:
Support from the Chinese community, DAP’s traditional vote bank, fell by 15%, from 85% in last year’s national polls to 70% in the by-election year, which Ong termed as the “most pessimistic” projection.
“This was somewhat surprising given the positive response the campaign was receiving from the Chinese voters including the mammoth ceramah on the final day of the campaign.”
Preparations being made for 10,000-strong rally on April 16, DAP says wait for Dr Mahathir to make the announcement.
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be in Teluk Intan on April 16 to announce Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for that parliamentary seat, held at present by Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong.
It has been widely speculated that Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming will be fielded, in an attempt to topple the Gerakan president.
Nga is expected to move from his current base in Taiping as the DAP leadership shifts some of its top generals from their safe seats in a do-or-die battle.
However, Perak DAP adviser Ngeh Koo Ham refused to divulge the name of the candidate.
Ngeh, who is Beruas MP and Sitiawan assemblyman, told FMT: “Wait for Mahathir to announce the candidate’s name when he is in Teluk Intan.”
He said preparations were in hand for “a mammoth gathering of at least 10,000 people” from Teluk Intan and the neighbouring constituencies of Bagan Datok and Pasir Salak.
Hilir Perak police had tentatively approved the location, subject to the final go-ahead from the local authority, which owns the open space.
PH leaders, including DAP secretary-general Lim Guan and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, would also be present at the event.
The town can be described as a politically “seismic zone” as there had been two events that rocked politics in the 1960s.
The first, in 1961, was a parliamentary by-election, in which the then Alliance was defeated by independent candidate Too Joo Hing, a former deputy education minister.
In 1969, the DAP caused an upset when bus driver Chan Fu King toppled the MCA incumbent and then health minister, Dr Ng Kam Poh.
Between 1974 and 1997, the seat was held by the Gerakan.
However, the DAP scored another major upset at a by-election in 1997 when M Kula Segaran won by 2,916 votes.
Mah of Gerakan took over in the 1999 and 2004 elections after Kula Segaran moved to Ipoh Barat.
But Mah failed to keep his seat in 2008 nor in 2013, losing to DAP on both occasions.
He succeeded on his third try, however, defeating DAP newcomer Dyana Sofya in a by-election in 2014, with a razor-thin majority of 238 votes. The by-election was called following the death of DAP’s Seah Leong Peng, who won the seat in 2013.
Twenty years ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim were at each other’s throat, with the protégé trying to depose the mentor.
But with the 14th general election around the corner, a new chapter has been written on their relationship with Mahathir set to contest under the logo of PKR, the party Anwar set up to fight him.
The PKR “eye” has been chosen as Pakatan Harapan’s common logo for the coming polls after the coalition failed to get itself registered with the Registrar of Societies.
The choice, which also sees DAP’s rocket logo grounded in the peninsula, was announced by Mahathir at the Johor leg of the Jelajah Harapan tour in Pasir Gudang, tonight.
“I am very happy that something that would have otherwise been impossible has been achieved (today).
“It is my pleasure to announce to Malaysia and the world that Harapan, including Bersatu, will share PKR’s symbol,” he said.
Besides presenting a united front, using the PKR logo means that members of Mahathir’s party can contest the 14th general election despite having the party having been temporarily dissolved by the ROS yesterday.
And so all the Pakatan Harapan parties will contest under the People’s Justice Party/ @KEADILAN logo. A united front in the face of plots they say are being created to take them down before #GE14 even begins.
No ‘rocket’ logo a ‘game changer’, says Kit Siang
KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — DAP’s decision not to use its “rocket” symbol in the 14th general election (GE14) is a “game-changing” move that signals the party’s commitment to inclusive politics, its parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
He said the “heart-wrenching” move was a necessary one to show voters that DAP is prepared to look beyond party interests and contest as a single united Opposition bloc that transcends race, language, religion or partisanship.
“The preparedness of DAP leaders to undergo the pain and heart-wrenching associated with the decision to use a common Pakatan Harapan (PH) logo, which is not the ‘rocket’ symbol, is a game changer, sending out a loud and clear message,” Lim said in a speech in Perling, Johor.
“That the time has come for all Malaysians to rise above race, language, religion, and even political party so that Malaysia can have a second chance to reset nation-building policies.”
Never thought I’d see the day that Tun Mahathir will lead a coalition contesting under the Keadilan logo. 19 years after the party was formed, directly as a result of what he did in 1998 to DS Anwar Ibrahim. But these are extraordinary times.
DAP has announced that the party will not be using the rocket logo at all in #GE14 in west Malaysia . All its candidates will be contesting under one party logo to be announced by Dr M in Johore tmrw .
KL cops confirm Umno division chief’s second urine test negative
KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The police said today that a second urine test on an Umno leader who was arrested for alleged drug abuse at a nightclub has returned negative, contrary to the first result.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the sample was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s forensic pathology department for a second test, after Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar tested positive with the police.
“The result was negative. The test strip used by the police was very sensitive. The test strip the police used was not the one used by the pathology experts,” Mazlan told Malay Mail when contacted.
“The test, however, is an approved one,” he added, referring to the police’s test.
PUTRAJAYA: The recent allegations of drug abuse by Bandar Tun Razak Umno chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar is part of a series of sabotage as the 14th General Election looms, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
“Let the authorities investigate the case. (That said), we are aware of sabotage elements in this case.
“A few weeks ago,(Second Finance Minister) Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani was sabotaged (in his constituency) and recently it was Rizalman.
“Who knows who might be (sabotaged) in the next few days, these are the silly times in politics,” he told reporters after officiating the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan’s Food and Nutrition Aid programme at the SMK Putrajaya Presint 18(1), here, today.
The BN Secretary-General also admitted that such sabotage attacks could have been from within the Barisan fold.
“We have internal and external problems,” he said.
However, Tengku Adnan did not elaborate further on the internal sabotage, choosing instead to criticise the opposition.
I stand with my father Datuk Rizalman bin Dato’ Mokhtar which is Ketua Umno Bahagian Bandar Tun Razak and i know him very well. He is far away from home just to serve for the people. Kita kena tahu siapa kaca siapa permata! #SolidarityuntukRizalman
Rizalman: I was set up, didn’t take drugs, only drank coffee
KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief Rizalman Mokhtar, who tested positive for drug use at a club in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, claims he was set up.
Saying he was surprised by the urine test results, Rizalman, who was caught during a raid by the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), denied taking any drugs.
“I strongly deny being involved in the reported misuse of drugs. If the reports of positive urine test results are true, I am convinced it was a trap intended to destroy my good name,” he said at a press conference at the Bandar Tun Razak Umno division headquarters today.
“I suspect there is a political agenda behind this, but I’m not sure who is behind this. The way the operation was executed was extremely specific and I was taken directly to the Dang Wangi police headquarters.”
Rizalman was caught in a joint raid by the police and the MACC at De Vegas Club on Jalan Imbi about 2 am last Monday.
He claimed to only have “had a coffee” with some friends, and that no alcoholic beverages were served.
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Bandar Tun Razak Division Head Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar admitted that he is the “Datuk” that was arrested in a police raid on Monday at an entertainment centre in the city for drug abuse but claimed that this was an act of “political sabotage”.
He denied that he tested positive for drug use and stated that this was an act to smear his good name ahead of the general elections.
“I deny that I used drugs or took any substances as reported, if it’s true that my urine tested positive, then I’m sure it is an act of political sabotage,” he said.
He said himself, including 10 other colleagues, were indeed in the entertainment outlet when they were arrested.
“We were there, but we were only drinking coffee and orange juice, we did not take any drugs,” he said adding that he and his colleagues enjoy singing karaoke and that is why they were there.
“I feel trapped because this jeopardises my candidacy as head of the Bandar Tun Razak Umno division,” he said in a press conference at the division headquarters here today.
Umno division chief caught for syabu was head of drug rehab centre
BY G. PRAKASH Published: April 4, 2018 06:57 AM
PETALING JAYA, April 4 — The Umno division leader arrested for drug abuse during an entertainment outlet raid on Monday was the head of a drug rehabilitation centre, a police source revealed today.
The head of an Umno division in Kuala Lumpur was detained after he tested positive for methamphetamine, or popularly known as syabu, during the early morning raid.
“A background check on the man showed he held many public positions and one of them was as the chairman of a drug rehab centre.
“Apart from that, he is also an advisor for an urban youth club that operates in two districts,” the source told Malay Mail.
The suspect in his 40s holds at least one datukship.
“It was quite disappointing to know that someone who is trusted with important positions in the community was involved in drugs.
“He was released on police bail the same day at 4pm after his statement was recorded and after a urine test was conducted,” the source said.
Additionally, the suspect is also a director of a prominent firm, on the advisory board of two government agencies, and involved in two non-governmental organisation related to retired armed forces groups.
“He has no previous criminal record and no drugs were seized from him,” the sourced clarified.
The Umno division chief, who is also a state party secretary, was arrested with 10 others, including two women, at an entertainment outlet along Jalan Imbi at 2am yesterday.
The entire group tested positive for drugs.
The raid was conducted by the KL contingent police together with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission following claims concerning the outlet’s licence.
Shabery: Don’t jump to conclusions on Umno man nabbed for drugs
Umno supreme council member Ahmad Shabery Cheek says people should not jump to conclusions over the arrest of an Umno leader who police say tested positive for drugs.
“I hope no quarters will be too quick to make conclusions and spread hate against any one person as it would be unfair,” Shabery told journalists in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Asked if the Umno leader may have been sabotaged, he said it was a possibility as there were “anomalies” (keganjilan), but added that he did not know enough facts of the case to make a proper conclusion.
Shabery added that one individual’s issue cannot be considered to be the issue of the entire party, but nevertheless stressed that Umno leaders must be well-behaved.
“Every day, we do remind everyone of this, as it could impact the party as a whole, not only at this time (pre-election time) but at all times,” said the Kemaman MP.