Published: Saturday September 8, 2012 MYT 10:48:00 PM
Hisham: BN parties can follow Umno's stand on sacking saboteurs
SEPANG: Barisan Nasional component parties can adopt Umno's principle to sack party members or leaders who sabotage the party's candidates in the coming general election.
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the stand has to be taken to ensure loyalty and sincerity of Barisan members and ensure it remains in power.
"If Umno can make such a stand, there is no reason why other BN component parties can't," he told a media conference after opening Sepang Umno division delegates meeting.
He said this in response to a warning by Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that Umno leaders and members would be sacked if they sabotage the party's general election candidates.
Hishammuddin, who is Home Minister, said he supported the move to rid 'double standards' in the party.
He expects the opposition to make more personal attacks, including resorting to various tactics, to undermine the image and credibility of BN leaders at the parliament session, from Sept 24-27, in their assault on the general election.
"Hence, the need for us to condition the people's mind so that they will not be easily swayed by them," said Hishammuddin. - Bernama