PETALING JAYA: The Umno disciplinary board has sacked veterans Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Tan Sri Rais Yatim from the party for speaking at Opposition events.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor confirmed he has signed the letters to expel the three former ministers, reported Utusan Online.
"I was at the Umno headquarters yesterday (May 4) and signed the letters to withdraw their membership," he said.
"According to the party's constitution, they as Umno veterans should know their actions were wrong when they give ceramah on the Opposition's stage," Tengku Adnan told reporters after visiting the Putrajaya district police headquarters where early-voting took place on Saturday (May 5).
He said this when was asked to comment on the involvements of the three veterans who are now supporting the Opposition.
Tengku Adnan said he did not act based on mere "talks" but there are photographic evidence of their involvements.
The trio have reportedly criticised Barisan Nasional while Daim and Rafidah have openly supported Pakatan Harapan by attending events and even speaking at ceramahs.
Attempts by The Star to reach Tengku Adnan, Rafidah, Daim and Rais are ongoing.
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