KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth wants the party to be fully cleansed of elements that are detrimental to the party.
These include “traitors” and “enemies from within”, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (pic) said in his policy speech at the party’s General Assembly 2022 here on Thursday (Jan 12).
Asyraf said there were Umno leaders who had openly criticised and campaigned against party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
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“I cannot imagine how some leaders who, for years, have been living lavishly off the hard work of the party members, (and now) chose to attack the party and its leadership just because they did not get picked as candidate (in the 15th General Election),” he said to cheers from the floor.
Asyraf said there were also some candidates who chose to be “heroes” by attacking the party in their campaigns.
“They claimed that voting for them meant it would be a vote to bring Umno back from being lost, damaged and corrupt.
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“It is as if that person is the cleanest and most perfect, good in all matters,” he said sarcastically.
Based on this, Umno Youth will not change its stance to continue defending the party leadership without fear or favour, he added.
“Umno Youth will not be hypocritical by praising our leaders when they win but stepping on them when they fall down,” he said.