The Umno supreme council unanimously decided today to sack former deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz Mahathir from the party.
Vice-president Mohd Shafie Apdal, on the other hand, has been suspended.
At a press conference held after the party’s supreme council meeting in Kuala Lumpur today, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the decision was made after both Muhyiddin and Mukhriz appeared on the same stage with the opposition.
“They made speeches attacking the party leadership. That is a huge offence in terms of the party’s discipline,” Najib said.
“Therefore, the supreme council has unanimously decided to sack both of them, while Shafie’s membership will be suspended.”
Najib added that Shafie’s suspension was pending a report from the party’s disciplinary committee.
“The disciplinary committee has yet to submit a report to the management committee as well as to the supreme council,” he said. Continue reading