KUALA LUMPUR - As an Umno member, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah should have considered refraining from attending the launch of the new Opposition pact, Pakatan Harapan.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, to him personally, that should not have happened.
"Any action against Saifuddin is up to the disciplinary board, headed by Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin, who has observed that there is nothing wrong with any Umno member attending any function organised by other parties.
"But to me personally, it shouldn't happen that way.
"That is my personal opinion, but if the Supreme Council chairman disagrees with Megat, then he (Megat) must answer the Council as to why he decided otherwise," he said.
Saifuddin's attendance at an Opposition round-table talk on Sept 22 has drawn criticism from several Umno leaders.
He has denied being part of the launch of the new Opposition coalition, and said he was at the round-table in his capacity as Akademi Belia chairman since it focused on Malaysia's future political direction.