Umno Supreme Council urged to be firm over 1MDB allegations

Umno Supreme Council urged to be firm over 1MDB allegations
Cheras Umno division chief, Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee.
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PETALING JAYA - Umno's Supreme Council must now meet and make a firm decision over the money trail allegations involving its president.

Cheras Umno division chief, Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee said the party's highest decision-making body should not keep silent as it would create more confusion among the grassroots members.

"If the Supreme Council does not take charge, I'm worried that people at the bottom would make all sorts of speculation.

"It will reflect badly on the party," he said when contacted on Wednesday.

He said the grassroots are already making assumptions, and some were questioning as to whether Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also the Umno president was not telling the truth.

"Some say he is lying, some say he is not guilty. That is why the council needs to meet immediately before the situation gets out of hand," he said.

"They can decide whether to stay united with Najib, or ask him to take leave pending investigation, for example.

"Whatever the council thinks is the best for the country, we will support that call," Syed Ali added.

He said it would be easier for Umno divisions to explain to the people if there are no conflicting views within the party.

"I'm worried if we don't tackle this immediately, our members will be in disarray and we will fight among themselves. Please discuss and come out with a decision," he said.

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