PETALING JAYA, May 5 – Umno has sacked two of its former members, while another is currently under investigation. Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the memberships of Tun Daim Zainuddin and Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz have been revoked for supporting the political opposition and criticising UMNO, while Tan Sri Rais Yatim is under investigation.
“Yesterday, letters were prepared, I signed and sent them. They themselves knew and they probably wanted us to drop them as members,” said Tengku Adnan when met at Putrajaya today during early voting. He stressed that the sacking was in line with Umno’s constitution.
“When she (Rafidah) is on stage with the opposition party, I automatically sent the letter for her to be sacked as Umno member, it is the same for Tun Daim. I informed them that I checked on them myself and the information was not from hearsay. When I received the photographs, I asked for the letters to be sent to them,” he said.