Din Turtle asks Salleh Said Keruak whether the “truth” voiced by former DPM annoyed him.
PETALING JAYA: Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak’s statement criticising sacked Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will only ruin Umno, said independent blogger Din Turtle.
The anonymous blogger said Muhyiddin had only expressed his thoughts, which were shared by the majority of Malaysians.
“Salleh’s call was a call to destroy Umno! Muhyiddin was speaking the truth! Did the truth annoy Salleh?
“Is Salleh in the same group as the ‘Yes sir, Yes sir’ people like what Muhyiddin mentioned?” he asked.
It was reported by Sinar Harian recently that while speaking in his constituency of Pagoh, Muhyiddin had said that Malaysian politics had become suffocating and this could lead to national disunity.
He claimed that the country’s internal political problems included corruption and the economic downturn, where the people became victims and were made to pay the price.
Responding to that, Salleh, in a statement yesterday, told Muhyiddin to play his role as deputy president by assisting in the duties of the president and show his loyalty and support for the party.
He said that if Muhyiddin’s speech was reported correctly, he seemed to lack the ability to be a team player and should stop rocking the boat by undermining the president’s leadership by making statements that could lead to unnecessary speculation and confusion.
Din said, “Leaders should know the people’s sentiments. If you want closure, go out and meet with them or conduct a poll to find out if they accept (Prime Minister) Najib (Razak).
“The Umno Supreme Council has the power to make a change unless they can’t face the reality or there are other reasons preventing them from doing it.
“If this is the case, then be prepared to be punished by the people who are also the voters.”
On July 28 last year, Muhyiddin was sacked from the Cabinet after criticising the debt-ridden state investment arm, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Najib is chairman of 1MDB’s advisory board.