Ku Nan: Umno to take action against Saifuddin Abdullah for attending Pakatan 2.0 meet
(Malay Mail Online) – Umno will start disciplinary procedures against Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic) for attending a session organised by PKR to discuss the formation of a new pact to replace Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
Umno secretary-general Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the party will investigate the matter as Umno leaders should not been seen attending or endorsing any opposition party or agenda.
“We will investigate the matter. If he did indeed attend the opposition’s roundtable talks, we will take action against him,” Tengku Adnan told Malay Mail Online when contacted.
The Umno secretary-general did not specify what action would be taken against Saifuddin.
Saifuddin and PAS MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar turned up for today’s roundtable session on the possible successor to the defunct PR pact.
But it is understood that both leaders agreed to attend today’s roundtable talk based only in their personal capacity.
Following the meeting, Saifuddin made veiled remarks on Twitter to say that even an “imperfect” leadership would be better than the current one that is suffering a credibility crisis.
It is unclear, however, which leadership he was criticising specifically.
Other leaders present here include PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and secretary-general Anuar Tahir.
On Sunday, Dr Wan Azizah insisted that the replacement for PR must take in PAS to have any chance of defeating Barisan Nasional in the next general election, saying this was not possible with just PKR, DAP and Amanah.
The formation of the replacement for the PR pact continues to be hamstrung by disagreements over whether PAS should be included, after its fallout with DAP led to the demise of the previous opposition alliance.