KUALA TERENGGANU: Sacking saboteurs is the only way to drive home the message that sabotaging Barisan Nasional coalition candidates will not go unpunished.
Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said there should not be a way back for Barisan traitors.
“For example in Terengganu, such acts of sabotage has happened in the past but no action was taken,” he told pressmen after attending a TNB Terengganu Hari Raya event here yesterday.
“Such stern action is needed to curb the culture of sabotaging the party when one is not nominated as a candidate.
“I am aware of such acts in the state especially in seats where we recorded marginal wins ... the act of backstabbing and looking after narrow personal interest must be stopped,” he said when responding to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's statement on Saturday that Umno would sack saboteurs even if Barisan won the seat in their area.
Muhyiddin, who is Barisan deputy chairman and Umno deputy president also called on other Barisan parties to do likewise.
In ALOR SETAR, Kedah Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said sabotage had cost the coalition the 2008 general election.
He said the state Barisan hoped the party would provide a guideline on the action that would be taken against saboteurs.
“The party must prepare a list on the types of sabotage acts for members to use as guidelines, where they can immediately lodge a report with the party if they come across such acts,” he said yesterday.