Penang Umno leaders should focus on Opposition


GEORGE TOWN: All Penang Umno leaders are reminded not to focus on the accusations being hurled at the Barisan Nasional (BN) but instead to look into the various important issues concerning the state leadership.

Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein said there were still many problems left unanswered by the DAP-led state government, including issues related to abuse of power, the corruption cases involving Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and certain projects opposed by the people.

“While pointing their fingers at us (BN), there is no reason for them not to answer the various issues, especially those involving the chief minister.

“It is the responsibility of all Umno leaders in Penang to get the answers and clarifications demanded by the people,” he said at a press conference after opening the Bukit Gelugor Umno division delegates’ meeting here today.

“Never allow the state government to divert attention to other issues in an attempt to avoid current issues such as the recent dissolution of the state legislative assembly which finally could not reach a consensus and the plan was aborted.

“I advise everyone not to be easily confused because the important thing is, people in this state want to know the truth,” said Hishammuddin.

In another development, he said the Islamic State (IS) threat was real and if there were parties denying it, they should be held accountable if something untoward happened in the country.

He reminded Umno members of their role as informers and said they should not assume that the country was free from terrorist threats as attacks may happen in any country in the world.

“What we had gone through with Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah is different from IS. This is a new phenomenon. No country is an exception.”

He added that based on intelligence, no politician in the country has been found to be involved in the IS militant group.