PETALING JAYA: Umno's disciplinary board will investigate the meeting involving several Umno MPs who met Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at his official residence in Putrajaya on Monday night (Nov 18).
The party's disciplinary board chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pic) said this following complaints it received over the meeting.
"The disciplinary board will take immediate action by investigating the matter using existing procedures in making a decision," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Nov 19).
Mohamed Apandi said the party's disciplinary board was given the mandate and responsibility with specific powers under Umno's constitution, adding that it would exercise its role fairly and honestly, without fear or favour.
It was reported that several MPs had gathered at the official residence of Azmin Ali on Monday night.
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR), Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar and Cameron Highlands MP Ramli Mohd Noor were among those spotted leaving the residence in their respective cars before midnight.
Earlier, Datuk Lokman Noor Adam also urged the party to take action against its former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for his involvement in influencing party leaders to support the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
It was reported that Azmin had met with 22 Umno MPs, including Hishammuddin, at the minister's house.
The Umno supreme council member said Hishammuddin's action was clearly against the party's supreme council decision not to have any cooperation with any component parties from Pakatan Harapan.
"I hope no parties will defend him for his betrayal.
"Umno should take action against him," Lokman said in a statement.
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