Umno members standing as independent candidates will be expelled

Umno members contesting in the 14th General Election (GE14) as independent candidate will immediately lose their party membership, said Umno secretary general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (picture).

In issuing the warning yesterday, Tengku Adnan, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary general, urged those who were not selected as the ruling coalition’s candidates against being too emotional and to understand the Umno Constitution and concept of wala’ and tabayyun practised by the party.

“We discuss and exchange views before deciding on the candidates that we want. That is the concept that we usually promote, that is wala’ and tabayyun.

Wala’ that is obeying what our leader has decided and tabayyun by ensuring together that the decision of the leader can be implemented,” he said when commenting on talks that the Special Affairs Department DG Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi would contest as an independent candidate after not being listed as a BN candidate in GE14.

Tengku Adnan disclosed this to reporters after distributing 9,000 PutraPay cards to students, the handicapped and senior citizens at Putrajaya Sentral yesterday, which enabled them to board the bus, Nadiputra, free of charge on any of the bus routes for a period of one year. — Bernama

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