KUALA LUMPUR – Putting up banners with insulting words towards the President is not the culture and values of UMNO, said its Deputy President, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
He said, the action also does not reflect on the manners of the members as Muslims and Malay.
“I see the existence of an unhealthy culture in UMNO recently in the way we demand the party’s President to resign.
“This is not the culture and values of UMNO. This is also not our manners as Muslims and Malays,” he said in a Facebook post today, commenting on the action of several UMNO Division leaders who were either openly pushing Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to resign or by installing banners for the President to relinquish his position.
Mohamad, who is also known as Tok Mad reminded the members to be courteous and respectful to the Presidential institution.
He said, it is alright to have different opinion and aspiration as UMNO is democratic, however, it should not lead to fights as it would break the party.
“I urge everyone to return and be united in UMNO by encouraging harmony among each other.
“Our rift would provide opportunity to our enemies to rip UMNO apart.
“Do not allow our friendship and loyalty in UMNO to be used and we become enemies within ourselves,” he advised the UMNO members.
He said that nobody will benefit if UMNO is broken and it would be a lose-lose effect for all.
He also expressed his concerns as UMNO and the Malays will be sacrificed if the party is broken.
“We need to manage our differences courteously, through a united direction. It is an era where the party needs to be strengthen with the will to fight for the interests of Malaysia, Malays, Islam and prioritise on democracy.
“And finally, an era where UMNO is respected as the real spokesperson of Malaysians and Malays, not a greedy party which wants power and position,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette