KUALA LUMPUR — December 11, 2015 : One of the nine Umno members from the Telok Kemang division who was involved in calling for the party president to resign will be expelled from the party.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who confirmed the matter, said the man was an ordinary member of a branch.
His expulsion, which has been decided by the party’s disciplinary board, must be endorsed by the supreme council (MT).
Speaking to Bernama, Tengku Adnan said the other members, all branch leaders, have been penalised by the board.
“An ordinary member will be expelled but a letter to that effect has yet to be issued to him because it needs the endorsement of the MT.
“Five branch leaders will be suspended from participating in party election for two terms and lose their positions effective immediately. They have been given the letter from the board,” said Adnan.
Three other branch leaders have been issued with warning letters.
Media reports earlier stated that a group of members from the division had urged party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak to relinquish his position because they had lost confidence in his leadership.
The group was later asked to appear before the board on December 2.
Asked on the different penalties imposed, Adnan explained that this was based on the outcome of the investigations.
“It’s not only because of asking the president to resign, there are also other matters like instigating, leaking of party secrets and undermining the party.
“They have crossed the line, actions have been taken because we (the party) have rules and regulations,” he said.