Annuar’s aide told to show cause after criticising Zahid
FMT Reporters -February 19, 2021 7:32 PM217Shares 134
PETALING JAYA: An aide to federal territories minister Annuar Musa has been issued a show-cause letter by Umno for openly criticising party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz, who is Annuar’s press secretary, confirmed that he received the letter this morning and that he will be brought before the party’s disciplinary board on Feb 25.
Faisal, who is also Putrajaya Umno deputy chief, said he was not surprised by the show-cause letter as he had been hearing rumours about it since two weeks ago.
“Certain individuals had even organised meetings with members and leaders of certain Umno divisions to invite them to file complaints against me to the disciplinary board.
“I have already read all the allegations made in the letter. I will be present before the tribunal next Thursday,” he told FMT today.
Faisal previously accused Zahid of losing his credibility and betraying the party after Annuar claimed the Umno president sent a letter to the King supporting opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to be prime minister.
The letter was said to have gone against the party’s “No Anwar, no DAP” policy, and surfaced amid rising tensions between Umno and PPBM.