Umno may call emergency meeting to discuss fate of Muhyiddin, Shafie: Supreme Council member

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin arrives at a special press conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 3, 2016.
Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin arrives at a special press conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 3, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno might call for an emergency meeting to discuss the fate of suspended party deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin and vice-president Shafie Apdal, said Datuk Seri Hassan Malek.

The Umno Supreme Council member told The Star Online that the party won't tolerate enemies within the party.

"We can't tolerate all this nonsense and we certainly do not want to have an enemy within the party," he said.

He added that party president Najib Razak might call for an emergency meeting soon to discuss the matter.

"We usually have a meeting once every month, but I believe this calls for an emergency meeting.

"We need to do something about this, because if you want to be with us, you work with us and support us. It's very bad otherwise," he added.

He said the actions of Tan Sri Muhyiddin and Datuk Seri Shafie in signing the declaration to "Save Malaysia" was an embarrassment to the party.

"We were humiliated by the actions of the suspended party deputy president and vice-president.

"They forgot that these were the main enemies and now they are sitting together with them to sign this declaration," said Mr Hassan.

On Friday, Mr Muhyiddin, Mr Shafie and 50 others, including former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and opposition stalwart Lim Kit Siang, signed a declaration to forcefully remove Mr Najib as prime minister.

Last week, Mr Muhyiddin was suspended as the party's deputy president for allegedly not assisting his president, while Mr Shafie was let off with a warning.