PETALING JAYA: About 300 members of the Malay Muslim Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Secretariat gathered to express their support for UMNO President, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Solidarity Rally was held following the actions of a few party leaders who urged him to resign after UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) lost in the 15th General Election (GE15).
Chairman of Waris PEKEMBAR Perlis, Shahbudin Embun said, Ahmad Zahid is one of the UMNO Presidents who is not the Prime Minister and does not hold any position in the government.
According to him, Ahmad Zahid contributed a lot to UMNO and only moved alone to restore UMNO’s good image without strong support from UMNO and BN friends.
“Many are urging Ahmad Zahid to resign as BN Chairman and UMNO President, and are heartless by letting the former Prime Minister and their boss, who has done a lot of merit, spend decades in prison.
“When we win, we are equally happy, when we lose we all easily point the finger at the President,” he said at a press conference at Menara Dato’ Onn in Kuala Lumpur, here today.
Shahbudin added, what is most important now is that they need to give opportunities to young candidates to continue the legacy of UMNO’s struggle.
Meanwhile, the Deputy President of Waris Berkembar Malaysia, Datuk Zein Isma Ismail Tekan said, placing the blame only on the President is inappropriate and unfair.
“The BN members who are not satisfied and point the finger only at this president, I think is unfair and appropriate.
“We need to investigate who made baseless and rude statements during the election because the statements from some of these leaders have damaged the name and dignity of the party,” he said.-MESSENGER
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