KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 – UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should play his role by assisting the duties of the President and to show his loyalty and support for the party, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
He said as the party’s deputy president, Muhyiddin should have known that his duties is not to undermine the president’s leadership by making statements that can lead to unnecessary speculation and confusion. He said as a seasoned politician, Muhyiddin was surely well versed with UMNO’s constitution that specifies the deputy president’s duties.
“His duties is not to undermine or to rock the boat. His latest speech in Pagoh has somehow raised speculation that this was another one of Muhyiddin’s subtle attempt to discredit and undermine the leadership of his Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak),” he said in his latest posting on his blog sskeruak.blogspot.my.
“Muhyiddin is UMNO’s Deputy President and his President is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the leader of our nation. I would like to think that it was a speech taken out of context. But if it wasn’t and the intention was indeed to discredit his President’s leadership, then he lacks the quality of being a team player and a decision needs to be made by either him or the party to stop all speculation about his stand once and for all,” Salleh said.