KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) — Umno may activate its disciplinary committee to monitor members who are involved in acts of sabotage before the next general election.
Its president, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was an unprecedented move as the committee was normally set in motion once the general election was over to take action against members who violated party’s rules and ethics.
“Problems cropped up in every election, especially in a big party. This is nothing new.
“There may be unbecoming behaviour. There may be disgruntled candidates, even supporters could act to the detriment of the party. So it is better that we take actions beforehand to maintain party discipline,” he told reporters after chairing the Umno Supreme Council meeting here Friday night.
Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor were present.
The prime minister said the disciplinary committee was authorised to take action against any misconduct in the party.
“We do not want any untoward things to happen after the election is over as they will be detrimental to the party. So it is better to be proactive.
“We have this mechanism. If there is any violation, the committee will take action and the action taken will be fair. Any complaints will be brought to the committee,” he said.
On preparations for the next general election, he said the party’s machinery was in a state of readiness, but efforts should be intensified to ensure that the tasks and instructions given were fully implemented to ensure victory.
Meanwhile, Najib said the meeting also discussed on the effectiveness of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) with Supreme Council members asserting the need to ensure that all eligible households get the assistance.
He said the meeting also concurred with the government’s decision to review the implementation of the Public Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) to avoid dissatisfaction among civil servants.
Source : Bernama