Lokman reports Hishammuddin to Umno disciplinary board

Lokman Noor Adam accuses Hishammuddin Hussein of betraying the people’s support for Umno.

PETALING JAYA: Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam has called for disciplinary action against Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein, saying the former party vice-president has been trying to incite Umno MPs to join PPBM.

In a response to reports that some two dozen MPs including from Umno had attended a “dinner meeting” hosted by PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali last night, Lokman also revealed that he had made an official complaint to Umno’s disciplinary committee on Oct 30.

“Hishammuddin has again betrayed Malaysians, especially the voters of Tanjung Piai who only two days ago gave their support to the BN candidate,” said Lokman, referring to Barisan Nasional’s victory in the Johor federal seat.

Hishammuddin has been linked to talk of moves to form a new government through a realignment of political forces, which Pakatan Harapan (PH) critics have labelled “a government by the back door”.

The former defence minister has also denied claims of his involvement in talks to sideline PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, who has been named by PH as Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s successor.

Yesterday, FMT reported that Hishammuddin was among two dozen MPs who attended a meeting at Azmin’s official residence in Putrajaya in what was seen as an attempt to stop pressure on Mahathir to quit, following PH’s defeat in Tanjung Piai.

Lokman said Umno should take disciplinary action against Hishammuddin for trying to influence the party’s leaders and MPs to support Mahathir as well as Azmin.

“I hope no one defends this act of betrayal by Hishammuddin,” said Lokman.