Saifuddin must answer within 14 days – UMNO SEC GEN

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will have 14 days to state why he attended the roundtable discussion on the formation of Pakatan Harapan, said Umno secretary-general Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

Pakatan Harapan, which was formed on Tuesday is the new Opposition coalition.

“We will send him a letter asking him the reason he was there, and he would have to reply within 14 days before any further action is taken,” Tengku Adnan told The Star on Tuesday.

“His response or lack thereof will be brought to the disciplinary committee to decide what action will be taken,” he added.

According to reporters at the press conference announcing the new coalition, Saifuddin was registered as representing a civil society, Akademi Belia.

Saifuddin is the chairman of Akademi Belia.

Asked if Saifuddin would be disciplined even if he only acted as an observer representing a civil society, Tengku Adnan said that it is up to the disciplinary committee to decide what to do.

Saifuddin declined to comment on the matter when contacted.

Following the meeting, Saifuddin took to Twitter to say that an “imperfect leadership” would be better than the current one that is not trusted.

“Democracy is not a spectators’ game. Need to participate in the real sense, including the willingness for personal sacrifice,” tweeted Saifuddin.

However, Saifuddin did not specify which leadership he was referring to in his tweets. – The Star

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