KOTA MARUDU: Former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pic) should not put on a "holier than thou" attitude, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Speaking to reporters after a gathering with local folk here on Monday (May 7), the Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman said everyone knew Rafidah when she was in power.
"Everyone knows Rafidah so there is no need for her to try her 'holier than thou' attitude," he said, referring to the nation's longest serving International Trade and Industry minister.
Rafidah and another veteran former minister Tun Daim Zainuddin were recently sacked for campaigning for the Opposition and openly supporting Pakatan Harapan in GE14.
Najib said Umno wants to focus on the current situation and the future instead of those who had left.
"They were all pensioned a long time ago, leaving the party.
"Now we want to focus on the current situation and on the future," he said, referring to Daim and Rafidah, who have been attending and campaigning at Opposition events.
Meanwhile, another senior politician, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, who has been vocal about Umno and the Election Commission on social media recently, was still being investigated by the party.
In a separate development, Najib, who visited the constituencies of Penampang, Keningau, Beaufort and Kota Marudu in Sabah during a two-day visit ending on Monday, said the mood in Sabah was encouraging and positive for Barisan.
"I hope our machinery will continue to work until we achieve a good victory.
"I don't see any reason why we can’t achieve success if we work hard and unite in solidarity," he said.
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