KUALA LUMPUR: Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin should play his role by assisting in the duties of the president and show his loyalty and support for the party, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.
He said as the party’s deputy president, Muhyiddin should know that his duties are not to undermine the president’s leadership by making statements that could lead to unnecessary speculation and confusion.
He said as a seasoned politician, Muhyiddin was surely well versed with Umno’s constitution that specifies the deputy president’s duties.
“His duties are not to undermine or to rock the boat.
“His latest speech in Pagoh has somehow raised speculation that this was another one of Muhyiddin’s subtle attempts to discredit and undermine the leadership of his Prime Minister,” he said in his latest posting on his blog.
Salleh said Muhyiddin was Umno’s deputy president and his president was the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the leader of the nation.
“I would like to think that it was a speech taken out of context.
“But if it wasn’t and the intention was indeed to discredit his president’s leadership, then he lacks the quality of being a team player and a decision needs to be made by either him or the party to stop all speculation about his stand once and for all,” he added.