Disciplinary board notified of anti-Najib talk

President of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak (left), walks in front of former deputy prime minister and UMNO deputy president Muhyiddin during the party's annual congress in Kuala Lumpur on December 10, 2015.

UMNO has submitted an investigation paper against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on a speech he delivered against party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a gathering in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the Umno general assembly.

"I have sent the probe paper to the disciplinary board. Now we wait," Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told reporters after the presidential address.

Muhyiddin's supporters had organised the event at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru on Monday after the Umno deputy president anticipated that he would not be allowed to speak at the general assembly, which began on Wednesday.

Muhyiddin's open criticism of the party's No.1 during his speech had upset Umno leaders who considered his action as a breach of party discipline.

Tengku Adnan, in his welcoming speech at the opening of the general assembly yesterday, said Umno now had 3.53 million members.

The party had 21,502 branches nationwide and Sabah had the highest membership at 54,770.

He said Batu Putih Darat in Libaran, Sabah, was the branch with the highest number of new memberships at 2,051 and that the increasing number of new memberships in the branch had made Silam the party division with the most members at 50,343.

"This year's general assembly is also attended by 119 foreign delegates representing 33 parties from 21 countries," Tengku Adnan added.

Among the political parties are the Communist Party of China, Parti Golkar (Indonesia), The Islamic Resistance Move­ment Palestin-Hamas (Palestine), Democratic People of Korea, Parti Keadilan Sejahtera Indonesia and Cambodian People's Party.