Sanusi must say sorry to Umno, BN, says Umno Youth leader

PETALING JAYA: After a call by Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan for outsiders to butt out of Umno affairs, another state Umno leader has asked Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhamad Sanusi Md Nor (pic) to apologise.

Negeri Sembilan Umno Youth chief Datuk Mohd Zaidy Abdul Kadir said the remarks by Sanusi, on calls for the 15th General Election to be held earlier, bordered on ill intent and went overboard.

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“Such remarks should not come from a state leader who is in power due to the support of Umno and Barisan Nasional.

“In a mark of respect for the friendship among parties in Muafakat Nasional, he should openly apologise to Umno members and Barisan,” Sinar Harian quoted Zaidy as saying on Monday (June 13).

He said as a state leader, Sanusi should be aware of the separation of powers of the judiciary, executive and legislative which should be respected by all.

“Don’t be a lighting rod for the disunity in Muafakat which was formed on the basis of creating political unity among Malays and Islam.

“We in Negri Sembilan Umno Youth can differentiate between mature views and opinions, but uncouth remarks and baseless accusations are totally unacceptable.

“As such, just apologise,” he added.

On Saturday (June 11), Sanusi was reported to have said Malaysia would be destroyed if the people chose one or two leaders who were power crazy and wanted to save themselves and take over the country’s administration.

Sanusi made the statement in response to Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi saying that PAS was not interested in having GE15 earlier as it was afraid of losing the 18 seats which it has now.

On Sunday, Shahril said Sanusi’s allegations were inappropriate and serious as it touched on the integrity of judges and the country’s judiciary.

He also urged other parties not to meddle in Umno’s affairs as the date for GE15 will be discussed by Umno party’s top five.