Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said as Umno secretary-general, he had the power to sack members who violated the party’s constitution.
This means sacking members without referring the case to the Umno Supreme Council or the Umno Disciplinary Board.
This could be used against members who violated Article 20.7 of the Umno constitution or pursued matters in court, he told reporters after opening a Brainstorming Conference for Putrajaya mosque and surau officials here today.
Tengku Adnan said he was ready to be sued as he was not guilty and acted in accordance with the Umno rules and constitution.
“If she (Ainina Saadudin) wants to sue me, I accept it,” he added.
Ainina, of Kampung Padang Matsirat Umno branch in Langkawi, Kedah, was sacked as Umno member on Sept 2, 2015.