Published: Thursday March 21, 2013 MYT 1:09:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 25, 2013 MYT 1:28:51 PM
GE13: Umno sends out sternest warning yet to would-be saboteurs
PETALING JAYA: Umno's disciplinary board has issued its sternest warning yet to party members over sabotaging Barisan Nasional's campaign in the upcoming election.
Viewing the matter with the utmost seriousness, the board has even set up a special committee to look into cases and mete out punishments swiftly, said board chairman Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen (pic).
"With this special committee, swift and stern will be taken against those found to sabotage as well as breach party discipline.
"But before the committee can decide on any punishment, the disciplinary board will investigate thoroughly and make its decision based on substantial evidence," he said in a statement Thursday.
He added that members from a division in Sabah have also been sacked and had their memberships suspended after being found guilty of sabotage.
Ahmad also said the board has appointed overseers in every parliamentary and state constituency to report cases of sabotage, ensuring that disciplinary action could be taken against the culprits at an early stage.
The country's 13th general election is expected to be held in the coming weeks.
Parliament automatically dissolves after April 27 if the polls are not called before then.
The first sitting of the current Parliament began on April 28, 2008, following the last polls on March 8 the same year.
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