KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3, 2015:
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor says motions to be presented by party delegates will only involve the economy, education and religion.
He said that the motions received from around the country had been screened and assured that nothing out of the ordinary would be discussed by the delegates.
“All motions have been accepted; they are normal motions.
“After we filter the motions, the ones that will be presented are motions on the economy, religion and education.
“Based on our estimate, the majority of motions received from the division meetings can be said to be 90% involving the economy, education and religion.
“So this is what will be presented. Any other motions will not be accepted,” he said during a press conference at the Umno headquarters today.
Previously, rumours had been going around claiming that a motion to pressure Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak to vacate his position would be tabled at this year’s meeting.
This followed demands from a number of party branches and members in view of a number of controversial issues, including the RM2.6 billion political donation in his bank account and the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.
Meanwhile, Tengku Adnan, better known as Ku Nan, stressed that the party was not enforcing any restrictions or vetting in this year’s debate.
However, he reminded delegates not to touch on any sensitive issues that would undermine the nation’s racial harmony.
“No, we have never vetted. They may speak up.
“We only ask this. Malaysia is a multiracial, multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Usually, we will advise the speakers not to touch on matters that will insult other races.
“Even though we know that Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties have spoken out against Malay-Umno problems … this will be managed.
“We ask to not bring up sensitive matters as we have a cooperative concept within BN.
“So we advise them not to speak on anything that will insult others, within Umno itself as well as the Malaysian people,” the Federal Territories Minister added.