KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today reminded his critics not to be too quick to label him a traitor, citing his loyalty and contributions to the party spanning four decades.
Muhyiddin said he had faced fierce criticism within Umno itself after he started voicing out the “truth” to save the party, noting that some were even pushing him to quit his party post.
The Umno leader who recently lost his deputy prime minister post in a Cabinet reshuffle said those who turned against him should remember what he has done for the party.
“To them I wish to remind. The history of my contributions to Umno is long enough. I have fought in Umno for over 40 years,” he said in a statement.
“Furthermore, when Umno was once banned, I took the responsibility to rebuild Umno in Johor until Umno regained strength and Johor became the biggest contributor of wins for Umno and Barisan Nasional in each general election,” he also said, also touting his continued loyalty amid Umno’s various crises.
“So, don’t accuse me too easily of being a traitor and pressure me to quit,” he added.
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