- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:00
KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations are being carried out following reports of sabotage by Umno members against the party during the 13th general election.Umno disciplinary board special committee acting chairman Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Khas said any decision or punishment to be taken against the saboteurs would be known by next week.
“The disciplinary board received 11 reports of sabotage and we have directed the investigators to probe carefully so we can make a fair decision,” he said.
The Umno disciplinary board had on April 18 revealed it received several complaints of sabotage by party members in the run-up to the general election.
Megat Najmuddin said among the acts of sabotage – reportedly at the divisional level in several states including Perak, Pahang, Kelantan and Kedah – were campaigning for the Opposition, inciting other Umno members and refusing to open the election operations room.
For the GE13, Umno had formed a special committee comprising four Umno supreme council members and four members of the Umno disciplinary board to speed up the process of decision-making and punishment against those found guilty of sabotaging or breaching party discipline.
On April 22, Umno expelled 58 members immediately for contesting as independent candidates in parliamentary and state constituencies during GE13.