State polls: Do not sabotage party, says Zahid to Umno members

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SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has reminded all party members not to sabotage the party and become a thorn in the flesh in the run-up to the state polls.


The Umno president said that even though no official reports have been received by the Disciplinary Board, he does not want such acts to happen at all.

“So far, no official report has been received by the party Disciplinary Board. I am only giving a reminder to all members. If there is a report, we don’t even need to call for an investigation if there is real evidence on social media, in video or audio recordings, for us to take action,” he told reporters after attending the “Santai Bersama Rakyat” programme on Tuesday (Aug 1).

He said this is the best time for all members to organise and mobilise the election machinery and attract support not only from staunch Barisan members but friends in Pakatan Harapan in addition to gaining the support of ‘fence sitting’ voters.

In another development, the Deputy Prime Minister reminded the opposition not to be selective in commenting on the issue of corruption in this state polls.


“I have my own guidelines and they are based on the Electoral Commission Act. Don’t use things like that to say this is corruption, but give money for swearing to vote for a party, is not bribery. So don’t practise double standards on this matter,” he said.

He was commenting on the statement by PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to create special guidelines for giving aid during elections by politicians.

It was in response to MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki’s statement that there was no element of corruption in Ahmad Zahid’s speech in Terengganu last Friday. – Bernama

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