Hamidah wants to know reason for sack from Umno


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 28 Nov 2015

IPOH: Former Gopeng Wanita Umno chief Datuk Hamidah Osman will not appeal her sacking but wants the party to explain why she was sacked.

Hamidah said she was made a victim and a “black sheep” as she was the only one targeted when there were other leaders who had criticised party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I willingly accept the decision with an open heart. But why am I the only one who was sacked? There are others who have criticised Najib too. Is it because I am a woman?” she asked.

“Najib is not Umno. To criticise Najib does not mean to criticise the party. I am not against the party,” she told a press conference here yesterday.

Hamidah said she received a show-cause letter on May 25 asking her to defend herself for allegedly breaching party rules by holding a programme here in May.

The event was also attended by for former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I have already answered the allegations and denied that I was the organiser of the event. I only attended it. There were also several other party leaders who came,” she said.

Hamidah said she has fought for the party for almost 33 years and would never join another party.

“With this sacking, I’m forced to fight on my own. They can erase my name from the party, but they will never snuff out the fire in me,” she said.

Hamidah said she would conti­nue with efforts to get Najib to step down as Prime Minister.

“I am worried about the state of the country. It can only get worst,” she added.

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