The Selangor UMNO Liaison Committee Chairman, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a special press conference at the Selangor UMNO Building in Shah Alam on the mass exodus in UMNO. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 17 DECEMBER 2018.
The Selangor UMNO Liaison Committee Chairman, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a special press conference at the Selangor UMNO Building in Shah Alam on the mass exodus in UMNO. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 17 DECEMBER 2018.

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

SHAH ALAM – The Vice-President of UMNO Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that he has called an UMNO Member of Parliament (MP) who jumped ship last Friday prior to their his announcement to do so.

The Chairman of Liaison Committee of Selangor UMNO said, the Sabak Bernam MP Datuk Mohd Fasiah Fakeh however, did not admit that he will be jumping to another party.

In addition, the former Sabak Bernam UMNO Division Chief also did not inform him that he was in the list of the UMNO MP who would be ditching the party and the information went viral at the same time.

“I called and talked to Fasiah last Friday morning. I asked about jumping party and he did not admit it.

“I asked as his name was listed as one of the UMNO MP who would be leaving the party. However, he said that he didn’t know about that. Thus, I thought that the information was not true.

“Nevertheless, after the Friday prayers, he and five others announced that they will be leaving the party. I couldn’t get in touch with him after that. I think that they have signed the letter to quit the party earlier but when I asked him, he didn’t want to admit it,” he said during a press conference of the exodus issue in UMNO when asked if he knew Mohd Fasiah would be leaving the party before this.

Elaborating on the Penang UMNO’s claim that stern actions should be taken against the mastermind who orchestrated the mass exodus of UMNO MPs, Ismail Sabri said that he did not know about the existence of the mastermind. -MalaysiaGazette

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