SABAK BERNAM, Aug 30 — Umno’s disciplinary board should school members who refuse to toe the line and challenge its leadership, disrupting its unity, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said today.
The Sabah Umno deputy chairman was weighing in on the lawsuit and complaint filed by the party’s Langkawi Wanita Umno representative against party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last Friday for a share of the RM2.6 billion money said to have been donated by a Middle Eastern nation to help with the tumultuous election campaign two years ago.
“Party unity is important for our party, and this is what we called collective action. Any disagreement can be discussed,” Salleh said in his speech at the Sungai Besar Umno divisional meeting here.
“Those who did not follow will have to face disciplinary action,” he added.
Langkawi Umno leader Anina Saaduddin had filed a lawsuit against Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, seeking to claim a US$650 million portion of the US$681 million (roughly RM2.6 billion) said to have been donated to Umno by a friendly Middle Eastern nation to help the Malay ruling party in its 2013 election campaign.
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