Supreme Council Member of UMNO, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman speaks to the media after the UMNO Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato' Onn, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 12 MARCH 2020
Supreme Council Member of UMNO, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman speaks to the media after the UMNO Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato' Onn, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 12 MARCH 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

KUALA LUMPUR – Supreme Council Member of UMNO, Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said that the party was not comfortable with the decision of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin by placing Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali as the most senior minister in his Cabinet.

According to him, the choice of Azmin which is seen as the number two man of the country is not a good signal for UMNO.

“UMNO is not very comfortable with that. To me, that could be a continuation of Bersatu’s agenda and perhaps, even more than that.

“As a political party with political interests for our own party, we wouldn’t want to be side-lined and become a small party,” he said after the UMNO Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato’ Onn.

Meanwhile, Tajuddin also questioned the position of UMNO when it is given the insignificant portfolios in Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s cabinet.

He said, those measures seemed imbalanced from the portfolio given to UMNO.

“We look at the positions given to UMNO, they are positions which could not help the people. Minitry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development are held by Bersatu. Ministry of Defence takes care of security. How can we help the people in the villages, the farmers and fishermen?

“I think that we need to look at that and we cannot merely accept whatever that’s given to us. I shared my opinion and it included the management of the party, which needs to be strengthened,” he said.

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry also said that the President of UMNO, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not comment on the issues raised by him but merely kept quiet about it.

“The President did not say anything and I think, perhaps, he took note of what I said,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette

Read More:

Azmin to chair Cabinet Meeting when I’m away – Muhyiddin

New cabinet must focus on providing the best service for the people

Professionals to lead main portfolio in Cabinet

Suspend me for life, I don’t care – Tajuddin

[VIDEO] 2 BN MPs quarrelled at the lobby of Dewan Rakyat

1 COMMENT

  1. UMNO to help people in the kampong ke nak kebas duit lagi ke? “help the people in the villages, the farmers and fishermen?”??Ha, ha, ha lawak benar. Semua ahli politik sama saja mana ada nak berkhidmat untuk pengundi? Khidmat untuk poket sendiri adalah. Lagi satu YB oooi! BN,PH ataupun PN ke apa2 lagi masa depan ialah gabungan a “band of thieves”. Kahwin tangkap basah ni selalunya akan berakhir dengan penceraian. Tak payah nak sangkal YB. Tengok perangai YB pun dah tahu , tak puas hati yang itulah yang inilah. Kamu YUMNO ni walaupun blok terbesar dalam PN tapi kamu diberi nafas busuk baru dari perlantikan TSMY. Jadi kamu ni tak ubah kaduk naik junjung.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.