Hishammuddin, who is carrying out the duties of Umno deputy president, said any decision to sack a party member must be brought to the disciplinary board, and that the outcome was up to the Supreme Council, not the state Umno liaison committee.
“Any attempts to sack Azlan as an Umno member should not happen, and we should respect the Tuanku’s decision to pick Azlan as menteri besar,” he said in a Facebook post last night, referring to Perlis Raja Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail.
“At a time when Umno is still in the process of healing, the people are watching and evaluating all our actions. The people have given the mandate to Barisan Nasional (BN) to lead in Perlis, and that trust must be carried out with full trust.
“Such a thing should not happen. All Umno leaders must be big-hearted and show exemplary leadership to win over and gain the rakyat’s confidence.”
Hisham senses Lim Kit Siang's sinister words in calling for a re-election in Perlis where BN has already won 10 out of 15 state seats.
Maybe he (Hisham, that is) is wise to play it safe, considering the current odds are all stacked against BN - to wit, a un-constitutional-behaving monarch, and a hostile federal government with a free lancing chief provocateur.