Umno forms panel to act on errant members

( – Umno will form a special committee to act against errant party members to curtail acts of sabotage and treachery in the run-up to the general election, said party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“We have decided to take up a proposal mooted by the (party) management committee to empower a special committee to monitor and take immediate action against any party member who commits an act of treachery, sabotages the party or Barisan Nasional candidates,” he said after chairing Umno’s supreme council meeting on Friday.
The prime minister said that the committee will be made up of supreme council members who do not hold other positions in the party as well as members of the disciplinary council.
The committee will be overseen by the disciplinary committee chairman, Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismaill.
The move will enable the committee to suspend or sack any party member who jeopardises  the party’s interest, he said.
According to Najib, appointments will be made at every division to keep track of the members and update the special committee.
“Complaints can also be made online or sent directly to party headquarters,” he said
Asked on the necessity for a special committee when there is already an existing disciplinary council, the Umno president said: “We want to speed things up. We want to be proactive.”