KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18, 2015:
Umno will carry out an investigation to identify the masterminds behind the acts of some party branches which have urged party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also the Prime Minister, to resign.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the actions of 10 Umno branch chiefs in Sepang was similar to that of 13 out of the 54 branch chiefs in Telok Kemang.
“There is confusion. They say there are 30 branches, but I see the names of 15 branches. I do not know who is playing around, but it is the same as what happened in Teluk Kemang.
“We will investigate and see whether the problem is created by puppeteers who want to weaken the party, which is currently intact and strong.
“We have no problems. We have more than 25,000 branches. Even these 30 branches, we do not know who they are. I as party secretary will investigate,” he told reporters at Parliament here today.
Elaborating on the measures that have been imposed on the 13 Umno branch chiefs in Teluk Kemang, Adnan said they were facing a challenge in coming to a decision.
“We’ve been writing letters. They are also doing the same, giving these kinds of numbers, but when we investigate there are some who say they don’t know anything, some who were present and some who did not even know why a meeting was called. That is the problem.
“We will investigate. We’ve written letters to the divisions. The division have informed headquarters that not all of them are among the numbers mentioned,” said Tengku Adnan, who is better known as Ku Nan.
According to Ku Nan, if branches want to make a decision or resolution, they should do so according to the rules.
“There are rules. If they want to, there is a special meeting for the branch committee. Then they can create a new special branch to decide anything.
“Certain individuals may be disappointed with what they don’t receive, that’s the problem. We will monitor.”