KUALA LUMPUR: Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Umno Youth to be more courteous, following a scuffle that erupted between his party’s youth wing and that of Umno yesterday over the invitation to a forum organised by the opposition.
In defending PPBM Youth, the party president said Umno Youth should be open-minded, and not have prevented the invitation to the “Nothing To Hide 2.0” forum from being delivered.
“Give them a chance. I don’t think their actions were a threat of any kind and they (Umno) should be gentlemen about it,” the former Umno deputy president told reporters outside the Dewan Rakyat here this morning.
Yesterday, PPBM Youth information chief Ashraf Mustaqim led a group of 30 PPBM Youth members to the Umno headquarters to hand over a “special invitation” to party president Najib Razak for the “Nothing To Hide 2.0” forum to be held next month.
However, the opposition party members were stopped by a large group of Umno Youth members before they could move to the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from Sunway Putra Mall, where Ashraf and his team were having lunch.
PPBM members claimed they were punched and kicked, but Umno Youth members denied the allegation.
Dang Wangi police said they are currently investigating the incident.
Last week, PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad invited Najib to the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” forum, saying it would give the prime minister an opportunity to clear his name on many allegations, including the RM2.6 billion donation.
The event is named after a forum held on June 5, 2015, at the Umno headquarters, which was cancelled by police for security reasons after Mahathir showed up.