KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3, 2015:
Whether Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be given a chance to present his speech during the closing of the 2015 Umno annual general meeting (AGM) will be determined in a Special Supreme Council meeting.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor revealed this when speaking on what could be the first break in tradition and result in only Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak giving a speech.
“In my opinion, as of today, the president is enough. There’s no need for other people.
“That is my opinion. Wait till the meeting of the Special Supreme Council, maybe (they will decide),” he said during a press conference at the Umno headquarters in Menara Dato’ Onn today.
Last night, Muhyiddin said he would not be allowed to give his closing speech and as such, would only be a “stump” on the stage.
However, he said he would respect the decision even if he were to be denied the right to a speech at the launch of the meeting of Umno’s wings and during the closing.
On another matter, Tengku Adnan denied allegations by former Gopeng Wanita Umno division chief Datuk Hamidah Osman, who said she had not received any letter regarding her dismissal from the party, and likened her to former member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who left the party for PKR recently.
“A letter has been sent(to Hamidah)… She is like Saifuddin as well. The letter was sent, they said they hadn’t received it, but it has been sent.
“I’ve sent a a letter and she is not a delegate,” said Tengku Adnan, possibly referring to Hamidah’s statement yesterday that she would still attend the AGM.
Yesterday, Hamidah also reminded Umno not to be a party pasar (marketplace party), alleging that she had been sacked without following procedures.